Thanks to A Quiet Place Part II, it looks like movie theaters are no longer quiet places. Since the film’s release on May 28, the Paramount Pictures film has earned an astounding $48 million domestically, exceeding all expectations and breaking Godzilla Vs. Kong‘s record for the biggest three-day gross of the pandemic era. The film is currently playing in over 3,700 theaters and is expected to generate upwards of $58 million by Monday.
“This is an outstanding opening,” said Franchise Entertainment Research head David A. Gross. “[It’s] well above average for a horror sequel. This movie is going to make a lot of money and bring enormous value to streaming.”
A Quiet Place Part II is the sequel to John Krasinski‘s 2018 horror film which he starred in alongside Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. They play a family forced to live in near silence due to an apocalypse caused by terrifying monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. The first film exploded in popularity upon its release, with many praising the tense theatrical experience. It’s not surprising, then, that the sequel would do so well. What is surprising is that A Quiet Place Part II is doing so well during the ongoing pandemic, which was what originally caused the film to be delayed from its original release date of March 2020.
“A Quiet Place Part II is the first domestic release this year to cross the threshold from ‘great opening weekend given the pandemic’ to ‘great opening weekend, period’ — offering undeniable proof that the domestic box office is back,” said Imax CEO Rich Gelfod. “The film’s stellar results give the box office a strong jolt of momentum heading into the summer, and the many blockbusters that held out for an exclusive theatrical release stand to benefit.”