The post-Thanksgiving box office was topped, almost by default, by The Croods: A New Age, which took $4.4 million domestically in its second weekend on release.
The sequel from Dreamworks and Universal now boasts a $20.3 million cume in North America — negligible by pre-pandemic standards, but stronger than expected. It is behind only Tenet ($57.6 million) in the Covid-era domestic box office. But then Tenet debuted when around 3,400 theaters were open; today, that number stands at just over 2,200, according to analyst Paul Dergarabedian.
More interestingly, A New Age performed far better this weekend in China, where it grossed $12.2 million. That represents a drop of 36% on last weekend — a stronger hold than the 54% drop in North America. The film’s cume in the country is $36.6 million, for a worldwide total of $60.6 million across ten markets so far.