‘The Croods: A New Age’ Dawns With $21M Offshore; ‘Demon Slayer’ Sails Past ‘Titanic’ To Become 2nd Biggest Film Ever In Japan – International Box Office

‘The Croods: A New Age’ Dawns With $21M Offshore; ‘Demon Slayer’ Sails Past ‘Titanic’ To Become 2nd Biggest Film Ever In Japan – International Box Office
Monday Update, writethru after 8:47Am Sunday post: DreamWorks Animation/Universal’s The Croods: A New Age led the weekend in China with a $19.2M debut, outpacing local titles One Second and Caught In Time as it got a huge Saturday boost. This is the third best bow for a studio movie in the Middle Kingdom during the pandemic era — behind Tenet (which topped $300M overseas this session) and Mulan. In total, the sequel opened in seven offshore markets for a combined $20.8M at the international box office. There were also No. 1 starts in Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and the UAE. The worldwide opening estimate including domestic is $35M.

This is a solid start for the animated film that comes seven years after the original. Directed by Joel Crawford, it has strong word of mouth in China (9.1 on Maoyan and Taopiaopiao and 8.2 on Douban). Play increased by 191% from Friday to Saturday
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