It was a battle of horror sequels at the box office this weekend, and ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ came out on top.
As you all should know, ‘A Quiet Place II’ opened during Memorial Day Weekend and made nearly $60 million, which was an outstanding opening.
Now in its second weekend, the sequel made $19.5 million, which is still a pretty solid showing. But it was not enough to beat the premiere of the new The Conjuring flick.
The Conjuring 3 made $24 million this past weekend, which was just enough for the top spot.
Its results are especially strong because the film is readily available on HBO Max at no extra cost to subscribers. Heading into the weekend, box office prognosticators expected reigning champ ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ to lead again.
And that’s a big thing to remember. The Conjuring is available on HBO Max, so the fact that it still made $24 million at the box office is pretty damn cool for theaters. I think it proves that people still enjoy the theater experience, especially when it comes to horror flicks.
Currently, 75% of U.S. cinemas have reopened, according to Comscore. With upcoming blockbuster hopefuls, such as Disney and Marvel’s superhero tentpole ‘Black Widow,’ Universal’s ‘Fast & Furious sequel ‘F9’ and the Warner Bros. musical ‘In the Heights,’ summer movie season should provide theater operators with some much needed stability.
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.
It looks like the return of theaters this summer is off to a great start. Just one year ago, people were ready to bury cinemas across the world. They claimed COVID-19 would put them out of business.
And while some major chains filed for bankruptcy, and some small-town theaters were forced to close their doors, theaters across the world are back for the most part.
They had their first real test on Thursday night with the preview opening of ‘A Quiet Place Part II’
The sequel premiered at over 3,000 locations in the U.S. on Thursday and made an impressive $4.8 million. That’s actually more than the original film got during its first day (4.3 million)
So theaters are hoping those numbers continue throughout this holiday weekend. If this continues, A Quiet Place Part II could make around $50 million this weekend.
That might be wishful thinking, considering projections say around $30 or $35 million, but I think they may be in for a surprise.
The follow-up film — again directed by John Krasinski and led by Emily Blunt — is tracking to have a smaller, though still successful, opening weekend. It’s currently projected to make $30 million through Sunday and $36 million by the time Monday’s holiday rolls around. However, those projections are on the conservative side and could easily increase if momentum sustains through the weekend.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, go watch the film…support your local theater. Eat some popcorn.
After a year of delays (thanks to Covid) A Quiet Place II is finally set to be released in just a few weeks.
It’s scheduled to premiere inside theaters across the country on May 28, and it has the potential to be the first real box office smash post-covid. That’s what everyone is hoping for at least.
To get everyone more hyped, the studio released one final trailer for the sequel, which stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy and Noah Jupe.
John Krasinski’s character will appear in flashbacks, cause you know, he died in the first film. YEAH, SPOILER…WHY ARE YOU READING THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCH THE FIRST MOVIE?
A Quiet Place Part II is directed by Krasinski, who also writes with Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Krasinski, JoAnn Perritano and Allyson Seeger executive produce, while Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller serve as producers.
The first film was released back in 2018 and made nearly $350 million at the box office. It was made for just $20 million, so you can see why the studio wanted more.
Another one bites the dust. We are seeing movie after movie push back its release date, due to the coronavirus. It first started with the most recent James Bond flick, then Fast 9, and now A Quiet Place 2.
The horror-thriller sequel starring Emily Blunt and being directed by John Krasinski, was set to hit theaters in just one week.
That’s not going to happen now. Paramount Pictures has pulled the film and announced it will be released at a later date. As of right now, we still don’t know the date, but it’s likely it could get pushed back to September or October.
Krasinski went on his Instagram account to update his fans…
So far, it’s been mostly bigger films pushing back their release dates. It’ll be interesting to see what some smaller films will do. It’s possible some movies might have a “streaming” release date. Partner up with Netflix or Amazon, and release the film online.
With everyone locked up at home, it might not be a bad idea.
‘A Quiet Place‘ was released back in 2018. The thriller/horror was a hit with just about everyone. The film has a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and made a cool $340 million against a budget under $25 million.
And obviously with success like that, you knew there was going to be a sequel. And just like the first film, this sequel was directed/written by John Krasinski.
Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe have all returned for this sequel. The official synopsis reads:
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path
You can check out the teaser trailer below. The full trailer is expected to drop on New Year’s Day. It’ll hit theaters March 20, 2020.
‘A Quiet Place‘ was one of the best surprise hits of the year. It was released back in April of 2018 and took home over $330 million at the box office. Critics loved it, the audience loved it and most importantly the studio loved it because it made them a bunch of money.
And now they’re ready for a sequel. The director of the movie, John Krasinski, originally said he didn’t want to be involved in the sequel. He thought it’d be just a one-time experience.
But then a little idea for a possible sequel popped in his head, and as the studio listened to pitches from several writing teams, Krasinski let this idea build up inside him and eventually he had to let it out.
“I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn’t think it would go anywhere. So, I said to the studio, ‘Just go do the movie with somebody else.’ They heard some pitches, and I told Drew about this little idea. And he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, ‘This might really work.’ So, I’m currently writing the sequel.”
So there you go, Big Tuna is coming back for the sequel and we’re sure the studio is thrilled. Just being able to add his name to the movie again is huge.
The sequel is expected to be released inside theaters May 15, 2020.