In the domestic market, movie theatres are currently nearing, but not quite at, full capacity, as they were prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped films like A Quiet Place Part II from shattering stereotypes and raking in big bucks.
Thanks to the John Krasinski/Emily Blunt sequel dominating the charts since its debut, another box office milestone has been reached. As a result of its strong performance, it has become the first domestic picture in the pandemic-affected market to gross more than $100 million.
As the Paramount film enters its third week of release, Deadline’s celebration news demonstrates exactly how popular A Quiet Place Part II has been at the box office. This long-awaited follow-up to the 2018 smash hit raked in around $48 million in its three-day total alone, despite being expected to gross between $30 and $50 million in its debut weekend. In terms of the present movie market, that’s an outstanding performance.
When compared to Godzilla vs. Kong, A Quiet Place Part II is even more amazing when expanded to the longer picture of 2021 movies so far. It took roughly five days for that film to reach comparable figures, and it’s currently hovering slightly below that high-water mark. At the moment, the Adam Wingard-directed entry of Warner Bros.’ MonsterVerse franchise is the highest-grossing film of 2021, but A Quiet Place Part II is on its way to overtaking it.
The possibilities of A Quiet Place Part II conquering the worldwide scene look very strong over the following couple of weekends. Though F9’s stateside release on June 25th may transform that potential success into a one-time celebration.