In its third week of release, A Quiet Place Part II managed to swoop back to the top of the box office. With an $11.65 million weekend, the movie has now comfortably grossed just under $109 million domestically. It will be interesting to see how much more money it can pull in over the next three or so weeks before Paramount pulls it to stick on their streaming service. Whatever the case, the Blunt-Krasinski household shall be comfortable.
Debuting at number two is In the Heights with $11.4 million from 3,456 theaters. That is below what Warner Bros. was predicting for its critically adored musical, and I’ve seen a lot of headlines lament these ‘disappointing’ numbers. But remember, the rules have drastically changed this year. In the Heights is currently on HBO Max so the box office cannot be the sole determining factor of success. WarnerMedia may release some numbers for its streaming service but it’s not guaranteed and we’ve no reason to trust those figures anyway. Still, In the Heights really deserved better. Once again, we are reminded of how mid-budget titles without major IPs attached are fighting an uphill battle in the modern entertainment industry. Here’s hoping this one can be a slow-burn word-of-mouth hit.
At number three is Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, a solid year after its intended release. Sony’s family film brought in $10.4 million from 3,346 theaters, which is about $15 million or so less than its predecessor pulled off in its opening weekend in 2018. Remember 2018? It was a different time.
Disney’s Cruella hit $56 million domestically in its third week of release. The studio already announced plans for a sequel. No word yet on how much has been made from Hot Topic sales.
Horror-comedy The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 debuted at number seven with $1.064 million from 420 theaters — nice — while the comedy Queen Bees, which stars no fewer than three Oscar nominees, sits two places behind at number nine ($328,300 from 500 theaters.) Sports drama 12 Mighty Orphans sits at number 11 — ooft, missed opportunity — with $254,314.
Lower down the rung of limited releases, the very good drama Holler made $12,000 from 31 theaters while a sci-fi action movie called Final Frequency that stars Lou Ferrigno’s kid and Mr. Sheffield from The Nanny and is apparently about Nikola Tesla’s secret notebook and magic, grossed $3,405 from nine locations. Huh.
This coming week sees the wide release of The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, then F9 is around the corner, I swear.
You can check out the rest of the weekend box office here.
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