‘Croods: A New Age’ Edges ‘Tenet’ 3-Day Opening With $9.7 Million Thanksgiving Start

While the pandemic is continuing to sap the box office of its strength, Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s “The Croods: A New Age” is showing opening weekend numbers similar to what “Tenet” showed nearly three months ago, earning a three-day opening weekend of $9.7 million and an extended 5-day Thanksgiving opening of $14.2 million from 2,211 screens.By comparison, “Tenet” earned a $20.2 million extended opening on Labor Day weekend, though that figure included additional days of preview screenings.

Industry estimates found that the Warner Bros.

release grossed $9.35 million on its first period of Friday through Sunday.

If the numbers for “Croods 2” hold, the film will have earned the highest Fss weekend total since the $39.1 million opening of “Onward” back in March just before the pandemic forced theaters to close.Along with the U.S.

opening, “Croods 2” earned a $19.2 million opening from approximately 10,000 screens in China.

Combined with $1.6 million from other overseas markets,

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