- Film & TV
- 31 May 21
The sequel to 2018’s 'A Quiet Place' is projected to bring in $47 million through Sunday and $57 million by Monday in the US.
A Quiet Place II has cemented its place as the pandemic-era's first box office hit, with some experts predicting that the film will hit the $60 million after four days in US cinemas.
The film has the advantage of getting an exclusive theatrical release before hitting streaming service Paramount+ in 45 days. Director John Krasinski completed a six-city tour to promote the project.
Based on data taken from 3,726 North American cinemas, A Quiet Place II's debut will likely make it the largest opening weekend of the pandemic, surpassing Godzilla vs. Kong - which raked in $48.5 million in its first five days. On Friday alone, the film took in an impressive $19.4 million.
The almost entirely silent Quiet Place Part II stars the surviving members of the Abbott family — Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe — as they continue to live in silence to evade creatures that hunt them by tracking the sounds they make. Following the events at home, the family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realise the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.
The sequel also features Irish star Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou. Krasinski who co-wrote the screenplay of the first film alongside Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, and earned numerous awards and nominations for his much-lauded directorial debut.
A Quiet Place II will be released in the UK on Friday, June 3rd. With Ireland's cinemas not reopening until June 7th, the release date has yet to be confirmed.
Read Hot Press's review of A Quiet Place from 2018 here.