A Quiet Place – Part II had a major debut in the United States. John Krasinski’s horror film grossed $ 48 million over its first weekend, and is expected to total $ 58 million after Monday, the Memorial Day holiday in the country.
With that, the film becomes the biggest pandemic debut. For reference, Godzilla vs. Kong, who was the previous champion, made $ 28 million over the same three-day period. The monster fight, however, continues to be the highest total revenue of the period, with a worldwide box office of US $ 432.8 to date.
It is even more surprising that the sequel scratches the opening box office of the first A Quiet Place, which was released in 2018 – long before Covid-19 – and made $ 50 million in its first weekend. Finally, it is worth mentioning that the continuation also comes close to paying, since it was done with a budget of US $ 61 million.
In addition, A Quiet Place 2 seems to be working to attract audiences back to theaters after the vaccination, and is highly praised for it. William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist, is an example of this, and called the film “a horror classic” after seeing it on the big screen – learn more.
In the United States, the film premiered on May 28. In Brazil, the premiere is scheduled for June 24, after postponements – learn more.
John Krasinski returns as a director and screenwriter. Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds are back in the cast, which will also feature Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Djimon Hounsou.
In the first feature, a family tries to remain in total silence to survive the threat that surrounds their home and that can attack them at the slightest sign of noise. Production raised $ 340 million at the box office for an estimated $ 17 million budget.