‘The Croods: A New Age’ Animates a Sluggish Box Office with $9.7 Million Over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Universal and DreamWorks’ animated sequel The Croods: A New Age came out of the gate with surprising force, pulling in $9.7 million at the domestic box office and easily securing the No.

1 spot over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

The PG-rated film, which features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, and Ryan Reynolds, has racked up $17 million in North America since its Wednesday opening, making it a rare and much-needed pandemic-era blockbuster.A follow-up to the 2013 family hit which took in $43.6 million during its debut weekend seven years ago (on the way to earning $187.2 million during its North American theatrical run), The Croods: A New Agescored a muscular $4,391 per-screen average in 2,211 theaters.

It was the biggest domestic opening since Christopher Nolan’s Tenet bowed to $20.2 million back in September.

Overseas, A New Ageadded $20.8 million, bringing its cumulative worldwide gross to $37.8 million.The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is traditionally one of the busiest

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