Now that businesses are beginning to reopen, Americans are returning to the movies.
Over the weekend, “A Quiet Place Part II” broke a pandemic record by grossing $57 million domestically. Internationally, the movie grossed $22 million, putting its box office total at close to $80 million overall.
“All are the biggest domestic numbers in the pandemic-era and — more significantly — are almost on par with the first Quiet Place, which posted a three-day debut of $50.2 million in 2018,” reported The Hollywood Reporter (THR). “The sequel’s loud performance is a victory for Paramount and the theatrical experience and proves that the box office is righting itself after 15 months of being ravaged by the COVID-19 crisis.”
In order to promote the big-screen experience prior to the film’s transfer to the streaming service Paramount+ in 45 days, director/actor John Krasinski took a six-city tour over the past week to make surprise appearances at screenings.
“‘A Quiet Place II’ has the advantage of getting