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FILE - This March 10, 2013 file photo shows actors Ryan Reynolds, left, and Emma Stone at "The Croods" premiere in New York. Reynolds voices the character Guy and Stone voices the character Eep in the Dreamworks Animation film. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES -- The caveman comedy "The Croods" left an indelible mark on the wall, opening at No. 1 with an estimated $44.7 million.

The 3-D adventure from DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox features a voice cast including Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener. They play a prehistoric family encountering danger and strange new creatures when they're forced to find a new cave.

Opening strongly in second place with $30.5 million was "Olympus Has Fallen," an action thriller in which North Korean terrorists take over the White House. Gerard Butler leads an all-star cast that includes Aaron Eckhart as the president, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett. The opening far exceeded distributor FilmDistrict's expectations, which were in the under-$20 million range.




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