‘The Croods 2’ Leads Depleted U.S. Box Office

Need a reminder of just how imperiled moviegoing, at least in the U.S., remains due to the pandemic? Look no further than domestic box office charts.

The Croods: A New Age,” which debuted theatrically in November, was the No.

1 movie in North America.The Universal Pictures animated sequel nabbed $1.7 million from 1,913 venues between Friday and Sunday, enough to bypass recent releases like Denzel Washington’s “The Little Things” and “Judas and the Black Messiah” for the second weekend straight.

After 13 weeks in theaters, “The Croods” sequel has earned $50 million and could eventually pass “Tenet” ($58 million) as the highest-grossing movie domestically in the coronavirus era.

Internationally, “The Croods: A New Age” has crossed the $100 million mark, propelling its global total to $154 million.The domestic box office landscape is starkly different from China, where ticket sales this year have soared to record levels.

Already, the country has fielded several bona fide

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