The Croods: A New Age is on top at movie theaters.

The family movie surpassed expectations amid the pandemic at the box office and brought in $14.2 million, including $9.7 million for the weekend, across the five-day holiday bracket as of Sunday (November 29), according to THR.

The movie also brought in $20.8 million in seven international markets, leading with $19.2 million in China, resulting in a global debut of $35 million overall.

This is the lowest Thanksgiving box office in decades, however, it still signaled a success: Croods 2 is the first major studio movie to attempt a big screen debut since Tenet, and narrowly came ahead, making it the top debut since the pandemic started.

The movie played to 2,211 theaters amid hundreds of theater reclosures due to the surge of COVID-19.

“This shows that even with a difficult theatrical landscape, people want to come out and get together. The film is incredibly charming,” says Universal’s Jim Orr.

Croods 2 will be available on PVOD in roughly three weeks, in time for Christmas.

In comparison, Frozen 2 brought in over $100 million across the four-day weekend.

Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds all lend their voices to the film. In the movie, the prehistoric family the Croods are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved.

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