Last week, we told you that the experts were predicting a $30 to $35 million opening for ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ which would have been respectable for the post-pandemic era.
But we knew it was a modest projection. We knew (or at least figured) by the early Thursday numbers that the ‘A Quiet Place’ sequel would make at least $50 million over the holiday weekend.
And guess what? It did. The horror film made $57 million over the long Memorial Day Weekend. This is huge news because that’s basically what the movie was projected to make before the pandemic.
The first film in the franchise opened to $50 million in 2018, so everyone involved with the film will gladly take a $57 million opening for the sequel.
Chris Aronson, Paramount’s distribution chief, had this to say about the great weekend:
We’re happy for the industry. We’re happy for movie theaters. This is a referendum on the future of moviegoing, so there’s a lot to celebrate.
Additionally, Disney’s ‘Cruella‘ also premiered this past weekend, and it brought in $26.5 million, which may not seem like a lot, but it’s decent numbers for a movie that wasn’t promoted a lot and is also available to rent on Disney Plus.
So yeah, the movie theaters are back. and this summer should be a good one for cinemas across the country.