The global box office is back in business with major releases making mark in big way. After fabulous business of F9 in China, now Paramount’s A Quiet Place 2 had smashed the box office. Film collected three-day estimate of $49.5 million. With Memorial Day added, the four-day was $59.5 million which stands now close to $70M.
With the exception of Godzilla vs. Kong, that’s better than the full domestic grosses of any film in the last 15 months, including Tenet and The Croods: A New Age.
There’s logic to that: Most top theatres in the U.S. are now open. A Quiet Place 2 opened in about 700 more theatres than Godzilla. The last two months have seen a surge in confidence about safety in group activities. Even if operating at a loss, exhibition has done a terrific job in establishing that they are being responsible while getting back in business.
Paramount and Disney built on the work others have done, going back to Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan over Labor Day. Warners followed with a strong lineup of films (playing day-and-date HBO Max); Universal has also stuck with theatrical releases with a three-week window before Premium VOD.
A Quiet Place Part 2 is expected to make $100 million in 1st week or by next weekend.
Following are the figures of major releases:
A Quiet Place2 $70M
Peter Rabbit2 $37M
Conjuring 3 $4M
Wrath Of Man $80M
Doraemon 2 $16M