‘Croods: A New Age’ Opens Better Than Expected, but Theaters Are at Best Break Even

‘Croods: A New Age’ Opens Better Than Expected, but Theaters Are at Best Break Even
“Croods: A New Age” grossed about $9.7 million for the three-day weekend, $14.2 million for the five days. That puts it at about the same level as the first weekend of “Tenet” even as Covid-19, Regal Cinemas, and seasonal drive-in closings meant it played in 21 percent fewer theaters.

It’s tough to make precise comparisons, but the effort is worthwhile. Studios will look at this data point and apply it to their platform strategies for future releases.

The total box office for the three-day weekend will come in at around $15 million. Last year, led by the second weekend of “Frozen II,” it grossed $181 million.

Of course, this comes with fewer than half of domestic theaters open, and without its two largest markets. So, a rough calculation: If all theaters were open and operating with the same market resistance, the total might have been somewhere in the $35 million-$40 million range. (That number would
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