A Quiet Place Part II opened in US cinemas to record-breaking box office numbers offering real hopes of recovery to the industry.
Great news for the recovering cinema business this weekend as the film netted $19.3million (£13.6m) at the US box office on Friday alone, the highest recorded numbers since the Covid-19 pandemic began last March, Metro reports.
The sequel to John Krasinski’s hit 2018 movie, which stars his wife Emily Blunt, opened in the US on Friday and was screened at 3,752 theatres.
With its near $20m (£14m) haul after only one day in cinemas, A Quiet Place Part II is set to comfortably pass expectations as it had been predicted to pull in a maximum of about $30m (£21m).
That’s since been revised to almost double the amount, with $57 (£40m) now expected across the four-day holiday weekend in the US.
It’s also set to outstrip the success of its popular predecessor, as A Quiet Place brought in $45m (£31m) after its April 6, 2018 release.
It’s an excellent indication for the industry, which had been struggling with forced closures over the past 14 months and studios turning to streaming platforms in order to release their biggest blockbusters.