"The Croods" Tops the Competition at the Weekend Box Office

Animated comedy film The Croods topped box office sales this past weekend by raking in more than $44 million in revenue domestically, a strong showing for its debut weekend.

The Croods, distributed by News Corp. (NASDAQ: FOX  ) subsidiary 20th Century Fox, also scored the top spot in worldwide sales by pulling in $108 million overall, according to data from media measurement firm Rentrak.

20th Century Fox’s film managed to stop a third straight week at worldwide No. 1 by Disney’s (NYSE: DIS  ) Oz: The Great and Powerful, which took in the No. 2 spot globally with sales of more than $43 million this past weekend. The film has now earned more than $350 million at the worldwide box office during its run.

The weekend offered mixed results for other films making their theatrical debuts. FilmDistrict’s thriller Olympus Has Fallen ranked second at the domestic weekend box office with sales of more than $30 million in the U.S. However, Focus Features’ comedy Admission received a lackluster showing over the weekend, earning just over $6.4 million to rank fifth domestically in its debut.

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