The thriller “A Quiet Place Part II” has broken post-pandemic box office records. The John Krasinski-directed film captured the pandemic’s best box office with $ 48.4 million on Memorial Day weekend, according to forecasts released by the studio on Sunday.
The study notes that the film it will earn $ 58.5 million in theaters in the United States and Canada. It also raised $ 22 million abroad. The following figures make it clear that the influx of audiences to movie theaters in the country have not died.
The film industry has been hit hard during the pandemic, but the performance of this film seems to have encouraged it.
Paramount Pictures’ “A Quiet Place Part II” was about to premiere in March 2020 before theaters closed. Now it’s the first major theatrical release of the year exclusively during the COVID era.
The premiere of “A Quien Place Part II” has been “an absolute success”
Chris Aronson, Paramount’s head of distribution, described the premiere as “an absolute success.”
“It’s a huge relief and a feeling of optimism without a doubt,” said Aronson. “The movies, the public, the cinemas are not dead. Yes, they have been under threat, but they are showing their resistance once again, and people really want to have that group experience. ”
Many studios have launched hybrid premieres during the pandemic. The Walt Disney Co. did it this week with “Cruella,” which opened in theaters and on Disney +.
In theaters, it made $ 21.3 million, Disney said, and a projected $ 26.4 million over the four days of the weekend. “Cruella” also grossed $ 16.1 million in 19 international markets.
With information from The Associated Press