The Croods: A New Age won the Christmas box office this weekend after grossing an estimated $ 2.6 million. The animated family film has been in theaters for 12 weeks, which makes its return to first place particularly remarkable in today’s landscape. In addition to being in the theater for so long, The Croods: A New Ageis also on VOD right now, which shows how badly some people want to return to theaters for the full experience.
Most of the North American cinemas are still closed. Currently, less than 40% of major theater chains are open, which hopefully will change later this year. In addition to the public health crisis, moviegoers had to battle the snow this weekend as cold fronts streaked across the country bringing snow to Seattle and Portland. Even with a few hurdles, people are still ready to go to the movies.
Oscar nominee Judas and the Black Messiah debuted in second place this weekend after grossing $ 2.4 million. The film is directed and produced by Shaka King based on a script by King and Will Berson. It is based in Chicago and describes the betrayal of Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya), chairman of the Black Panther Party in the late 1960s, by an FBI informant, William “Bill” O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield). The Little Things also took second place technically as they grossed $ 2.4 million on their third theater weekend.
Warner Bros. ‘ Wonder Woman 1984 ranked fourth at the box office that weekend after raising $ 1.3 million. The sequel can no longer be streamed on HBO Max, so fans will have to go to a movie theater to see it now. The shooter came in sixth with $ 1.1 million. The Liam Neeson film grossed just over $ 13 million domestically. Robin Wright’s Land debuted in sixth place this weekend for $ 940,000. In the film, Wright makes her directorial debut based on a script by Jesse Chatham and Erin Dignam. It features Wright, Demián Bichir and Kim Dickens.
Monster Hunter fell to seventh place this weekend after making $ 650,000. To date, the film has made nearly $ 27 million worldwide since it opened nine weeks ago. Tom Hanks’ New of the World, which is also available for streaming, came in eighth at $ 385,000. The ninth position goes to Promising Young Woman who is getting some Oscar craze. The film grossed $ 182,000 this weekend. After all, The War with Grandpa stays in the top ten for another weekend at number ten at $ 180,000. You can read the rest of the numbers for this weekend at Deadline.
- Box office
- 1. The Croods: A New Age – $ 2.6 million
- 2. Jude and the Black Messiah – $ 2.4 million
- 3. The little things – $ 2.4 million
- 4. Wonder Woman 1984 – $ 1.3 million
- 5. The Sagittarius – $ 1.1 million
- 6. Land – $ 940,000
- 7. Monster Hunter – $ 650K
- 8. World News – $ 385,000
- 9. Promising Young Woman – $ 182K
- 10. The War With Grandpa – $ 180,000
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