Universal Pictures has released a fun new video to promote the sequel “The Croods 2: A New Age”, highlighting the production’s peculiar animals.
The streak surprised the U.S. box office, raising $ 14.2 million over the extended weekend – the BIGGEST first in the country since theaters reopened after the COVID pandemic.
Taking into account only the three days of a normal weekend, the animation raised $ 9.7 million, surpassing the debut of “TENET” ($ 9.35 million) in the same period. .
Internationally, the sequel raised $ 20.8 million in seven markets, making a worldwide debut of $ 35 million.
It’s worth remembering that “ The Croods 2: A New Age ” doesn’t hit national theaters until January 2021.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the Joel Crawford-led sequel has opened with 76% positive ratings, based on 47 reviews, to date.
Among the main comments, compliments range from the visual effects, the lightness of the plot and the captivating message it conveys.
Check out the top reviews:
“Better than the first: constant visual invention, exceptional detail, excellent voiceover talent and a moving and touching portrayal of the fundamental bonds of family and community. – Movie Moon.
“It might not be as innovative as the first one, but it’s essentially captivating, if a bit chaotic, fun for kids and doesn’t need to be anything else.” – Associated press.
“Gone are the days when calling a movie a hobby seemed like a curse or a low compliment. Today, that seems to be an essential thing. – New York Magazine.
“It’s a weird movie, just for the weird stuff, but it’s also an immersive entertainment experience wherever you watch.” – The film school rejects.
“The film vibrates with visual energy – the plants are a box of Pandora surprises and the hybrid animals are inspired – but this rich eye candy makes the staged lightness even more apparent. – The Straits Times.
“Amid this confusion over a family of prehistoric ‘Flinstones’ imitations lies brilliantly animated magic that speaks of the power of Oneness even when it is forced to separate. Very good for a cartoon, especially during a pandemic. – ABC News.
The new film follows the Croods’ journey in search of a new home. During the adventure, they meet a modern family with completely different customs from theirs, the Bemelhores.
The family, made up of Esperança Bemelhor (Juliana Paes / Leslie Mann), Bem Bemelhor (Rodrigo Lombardi / Peter Dinklage) and his daughter Aurora live in a completely different way from cavemen, with technological innovations and much more security. .
“The Croods 2 – A New Age” is directed by Joel Crawford, whose program includes production design for “Kung Fu Panda 3” and “Trolls”.
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