The Croods Holds Strong at Domestic Box Office
The Croods: A New Age continued to its solid domestic box office run, raking in an additional $3 million — down just 32% — to bring its total to $24.3 million. Worldwide, the animated sequel snagged another $11.4 million and has collected $76.3 million globally to date.
This is the seventh straight week that titles from Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) have topped the domestic box office, while eight of the top 16 movies — namely, Come Play, Let Him Go, Freaky, The Croods: A New Age, All My Life and Half Brothers along with re-releases Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018) — hail from the studio. That trend may continue as UFEG has the Tom Hanks vehicle News of the World and Promising Young Woman starring Carey Mulligan releasing Christmas Day. Though, they’ll have to contend with the might of Wonder Woman 1984, which is difficult to project given its simultaneous HBO Max release.
Speaking of Wonder Woman, the DC superstar’s original 2017 feature was re-released on 900 theaters and was the only new release to crack the Top 10 this week with $187K.
Otherwise, the domestic box office was quite boring.
The international box office, on the other hand, is anything but, thanks largely to the surprise success of Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train. The animated flick has grossed a massive $310 million worldwide, mostly from its home market, according to Deadline, but also including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam. Indeed, it’s only a matter of time before Demon Slayer becomes the top-grossing film of all time in Japan, as it’s set up to top Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away which was released way back in 2010.
Warner Bros.’ Tenet pulled in some extras cash this weekend and has now grossed $303.5 million internationally and $361.3 million worldwide. While the controversial Monster Hunter added $1.3 million for a $4.8 million total, though it has yet to open domestically.