A Quiet Place Part 2 made its debut in America with a loud bang!
A Quiet Place: Part II may be a rather silent movie, but it's making all the noise at the box office. The horror flick made it to the top of the US box office with a stellar gross of $48.3 million.
The film is expected to make $58.5 million over the four-day domestic holiday weekend.
What makes it even more impressive is the fact that its opening weekend gross is quite close to the projected opening weekend gross before the pandemic. This is a sign that the theaters are not dead yet and that this summer can be an amazing recovery for cinema. Studio execs worldwide are now wiping their brows.
“This is an outstanding opening,” says David A. Gross, who runs the movie consulting firm Franchise Entertainment Research, per Variety. “[It’s] well above average for a horror sequel.” He adds that “A Quiet Place Part II” could have debuted to $60 million if all U.S. theaters had reopened. “Still,” Gross says, “this movie is going to make a lot of money and bring enormous value to streaming.”
These numbers are the strongest opening weekend numbers since Sonic The Hedgehog grossed $58 million in February 2020, a month before the lockdowns began.
A Quiet Place: Part II was initially planned for a March 2020 release but was pushed all the way to May 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic.
The film continues to follow the Abbott family, who must now face the terrors of the outside world. They soon realize that the creatures that hunt by sound aren't the only threats lurking.
It was directed by John Krasinski and stars Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou, and John Krasinski.
Critics absolutely loved the film, giving it a stellar score of 91% on the Tomatometer.
The audience seemed to like it even more, giving it an even higher 94%
The first film cost $17 million to make, but the sequel made a huge leap with a production cost of $61 million.
Have you seen A Quiet Place: Part II? Did you think it deserved its impressive numbers?