The box office went for second helpings of The Croods over the Thanksgiving weekend.
I don’t know if you could call the new box office numbers a feast, but they certainly helped after the famine of ticket sales last weekend. Instead of continuing the alarming downturn, The Croods – A New Age helped to put the box office back on it’s feet.
This Week in Box Office History.
US sales jumped nearly 120 percent versus last weekend’s totals. The box office took in 14 million dollars over the traditional weekend and just shy of 20 million dollars over the five day holiday weekend.
That total is the second largest weekend number since the pandemic closed theaters near the end of March. The only weekend to see higher sales was another holiday weekend, Labor Day, where Tenet tried to restart the flow of wide release films.
Top Film One Year Ago: Frozen II
Top Film Ten Years Ago: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1
Top Film 40 Years Ago: Raging Bull
Top Three Films.
The Croods 2 took home the largest slice of the Thanksgiving weekend pie. In first place it took in nearly 10 million dollars over the traditional three day weekend, more than 65% of total sales. Reviews and critical reception have been favorable, meaning the film should continue to perform into the Christmas holiday season.
Freaky fell to second place, finishing just short of a million dollars with 800 thousand dollars in its second weekend. It has taken home just over seven million dollars in its two weekends of release, a tidy return on its six million dollar budget.
The War with Grandpa faded into third place with 585 thousand dollars.
Re-releases dominated the bottom half of the list, all angling for an early Christmas. Elf took seventh place, The Santa Clause took ninth, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation returned to the screen in tenth place.
Surprisingly, Disney’s re-release of Frozen did not make the top ten, instead taking just 120 thousand dollars in 13th place. I guess everyone interested in re-watching Elsa and Olaf have already jumped on the Disney+ train.
Top Ten Films
- The Croods – A New Age (9.7)
- Freaky (.79)
- The War with Grandpa (.58)
- Let Him Go (.45)
- Come Play (.37)
- Honest Thief (.35)
- Elf (.32)
- Tenet (.30)
- The Santa Clause (.17)
- NL’s Christmas Vacation (.17)