‘The Croods: A New Age’ Tops Mild Box Office Again With $4.4 Million
Universal and DreamWorks’ “The Croods: A New Age” repeated as winner of a mild post-Thanksgiving weekend with $4.4 million at 2,205 North American locations.The animated comedy sequel, featuring a voice cast of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds, has been dominating the seriously subdued moviegoing business since its Nov.
25 launch with $20.3 million in its first dozen days.
It’s a respectable performance, given that the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a majority of U.S.
theater sites being closed.
Sites that remain open often are operating with reduced capacity, limited hours and social distancing requirements.“After an opening that topped very modest expectations, ‘Croods’ is naturally remaining the dominant film in a market operating with less than 40% of theaters open currently,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Box Office Pro.
“Renewed lockdowns and closures across the country will probably keep exhibition’s hands tied for the remainder for the holidays,
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