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"The Croods" top the weekend box office

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 - 01:06

Mar. 24 - The latest celebrity news including the weekend box office results and the winners at the Kids Choice awards get slimed. John Russell reports.

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The animated movie "The Croods," the story of a prehistoric family seeking a new home, debuted at the top of box office charts with 44.7 million in weekend ticket sales in the United States and Canada. The 3D family film from "Shrek" and "Madagascar" creator Dreamworks Animation dethroned two-time champion "Oz the Great and Powerful," which slipped to third place. The Walt Disney Co prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" earned 22 million during its third weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. In between the two family films, thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" about a White House under terrorist attack took in 30 million from Friday through Sunday. Green slime spewed furiously at the Kids Choice Awards on Saturday, where "Twilight Saga" star Kristen Stewart and British boy band One Direction won two awards apiece. Stewart, 22, escaped the slime but plunged her hands into the green goo, saying she "felt like I have finally found my kindergartner self," as she accepted trophies for movie actress and favorite female butt kicker. Organizers said more than 350 million votes were cast online in more than 20 categories, spanning film, television, books, music and sport for the stunt-filled annual award show on youth channel Nickelodeon.

"The Croods" top the weekend box office

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 - 01:06

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