“The War With Grandpa,” a family comedy starring Robert De Niro and Uma Thurman, knocked “Tenet” off its perch atop the North American box office this weekend, grossing $3.6 million in its debut week in theaters, according to industry estimates released Sunday.

“Tenet” had been the top-grossing film since it debuted seven weeks ago amid nervous anticipation by exhibitors hoping for a blockbuster to offset months of empty theaters amid the coronavirus pandemic. Christopher Nolan’s time-bending thriller grossed $2.1 million Friday through Sunday to take second place, Comscore reported. It has grossed $48 million in the United States and Canada, and $323 million worldwide.

A re-release of the 1993 comedy “Hocus Pocus” took third place with $1.1 million.

“The New Mutants” grossed $685,000 in its seventh weekend at theaters for a cumulative total of $21.9 million.

It was followed by “Unhinged,” a thriller starring Russell Crowe, which grossed $660,000 in its ninth week for a total of $19.3 million.

Another re-release — 2017’s “Coco” — took sixth place with $603,000.

Rounding out the top 10 domestic releases, as estimated by Comscore, were “Honest Thief,” which debuted with $364,000, “Infidel” with $205,000, “Professor Uncut” with $163,000 and “Yellow Rose” with $150,000.

Movie theaters in Los Angeles County remain closed indefinitely, but Orange County has reopened its theaters with limited capacity.

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