We’re passing this one on from an email we just got from DreamWorks’ publicity… – JLM
‘The Croods’ Debuts at No. 1 on Home Video Sales Chart
4:53 PM PDT 10/9/2013 by Thomas K. Arnold/The Hollywood Reporter
The animated blockbuster The Croods, from DreamWorks, was the top-selling disc of the week ending Oct. 6.
The comic tale of a Stone Age family, distributed by 20th Century Fox, debuted at No. 1 on Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined.
The Croods, the second-highest-grossing original DreamWorks Animation film ever, opened theatrically in March and went on to earn $187.2 million in U.S. theaters — and a whopping $585 million worldwide. It was hailed by critics as the most original and funniest animated film of the year and is said to be a front-runner for the Best Animated Oscar. A sequel and TV series are already in development.