Croods 2 Stays Atop Domestic Box Office, Surpasses $60M Worldwide
The Croods: A New Age won the box office again this weekend, pulling in an estimated $4.4 million domestically to raise its two-week cume to $20.3M. Worldwide, the film amassed $18M in its second weekend for a grand total of $60.6M. The film was aided by openings in new territories, namely Denmark, South Africa and Egypt; and the family sequel continues to do well in China where it dropped just 36.28% for a weekend gross of $12.2M ($36.6M total).
On IMAX, Croods added another $1M from 657 screens domestically, pushing its worldwide IMAX total to $4.1M (of which China accounts for $844K of the weekend total, $3.2M of the global total).
Croods clearly benefitted from the ill fate of Constantin Films’ Monster Hunter, which released in China and quickly pulled from theaters due to controversy over a short exchange that many believe to be racist in nature. Per Deadline, the feature game adaptation was expected to earn most of its box office from the Middle Kingdom, but obviously now faces a tough road to deliver on said expectations. The film did gross $5.3M on opening day (including Thursday night previews) and also collected $2.6M from other markets, namely Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Netherlands; and the Paul WS Anderson-directed flick also picked up $990K from 646 IMAX screens.
Otherwise, the domestic box office was weak. Half Brothers made its debut at No. 2 with a 3-day cume of $720K, while Freaky dropped to No. 3 after earning $460K, bringing its 4-week total to just $7.7M. All My Life and the re-release of Die Hard were the only other new releases this weekend. The former debuted at No. 4 with $350K on 970 screens while the classic Bruce Willis blockbuster earned $189K in 1,172 theaters.