“The Croods,” the first major animation film of the year, opened as No. 1 in U.S. and Canadian theaters, with $43.6 million in sales for DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. and its distributor, Twentieth Century Fox.
I have one sure-fire prediction for Sunday night’s Academy Awards telecast: Co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway won’t be cracking jokes about Charlie Sheen ’s substance abuse, Ashton Kutcher ’s love life or gay Scientologists.
“Hugo,” Martin Scorsese’s first 3-D movie, was nominated for 11 Oscars, including best picture and best director, as Hollywood prepared to honor its top 2011 films. Brad Pitt and George Clooney will vie for best actor.