The lack of wide release alternatives keeps Croods – A New Age in the top spot.
The lack of big name competition means another first place finish for The Croods, and another week of diminishing returns for the box office. Luckily for theaters, the ice age looks to begin to thaw next week as two new wide release films get set to premier.
This Week in Box Office History.
The box office contracted 21% compared to last weekend, taking in just under seven million dollars. That roughly mirrors where we were a month ago when the box office hit another quiet patch without major new releases. That slide halted when The Croods jumped onto the Thankgiving Weekend block. We’ll have to see if Monster Hunter and Fatale can have a similar impact when they release the weekend before Christmas.
Top Film One Year Ago: Jumanji – The Next Level
Top Film Ten Years Ago: The Chronicles of Narnia – Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Top Film 40 Years Ago: Stir Crazy
Top Three Films.
The Croods – A New Age remained on top for the third week. It took in three million dollars for a cumulative draw of 24 million dollars at home. It has been helped out by a 52 million dollar effort overseas.
Half Brothers came in second place with just under half a million dollars. Despite two weeks of iffy sales, it actually expanded its theater count in the face of diminished competition.
The 2020 re-release of Elf jumped up to third place this week. In it’s fifth weekend of recycled play, it pulled in 400 thousand dollars for a total of just under one and half million dollars.
All of the limited release films finished outside of the top ten. The only “new” film to hit the mark was another re-release. Wonder Woman jumped into the fray at the ninth spot, prepping audiences for the digital release of WW84 on Christmas.
Top Ten Films
- The Croods – A New Age (3.0)
- Half Brothers (.49)
- Elf (.40)
- Freaky (.31)
- The War with Grandpa (.26)
- The Polar Express (.24)
- NL’s Christmas Vacaction (.23)
- All My Life (.20)
- Wonder Woman (.18)
- Come Play (.17)