Regardless of having to shift the discharge date round a number of instances, Fox (earlier than it was owned by Disney and earlier than DreamWorks had its cope with Common) opted to launch “The Croods” in theaters on March 22, 2013. As we have seen over the past decade, March will be fertile floor in that pre-summer, spring break window for sure blockbusters. It definitely proved to work nicely for this movie.
The animated flick, in any case its delays and growth troubles, debuted atop the charts in its opening weekend, taking in $43.6 million, topping “Olympus has Fallen” and “Admission,” which additionally opened that weekend. Whereas the movie would give up the crown to “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” the next weekend, dropping 38.8%, it nonetheless took in one other $26.7 million. Audiences have been consuming it up. Households have been consuming it up. Phrase of mouth was good.
What helped most of all was an incredible abroad turnout. The movie completed its home run with $187.1 million, but it surely did a stellar $400 million internationally, far exceeding expectations. That $587.2 million world haul greater than justified the $135 million manufacturing funds and, furthermore, helped bail DreamWorks out of a tough spot. It additionally gave Nic Cage a brand new highest-grossing film, overtaking “Nationwide Treasure: Guide of Secrets and techniques” ($457.3 million) by a major margin.