A Quiet Place Part II is further proof that movie theaters are back as it had a huge opening weekend in the domestic IMAX network. The film earned $4.1 million, which was 8.6% of the North American gross, and is the highest IMAX domestic opening weekend since January 2020. It marks a huge return for the industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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 Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX. “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.”
The thriller sequel, which stars Emily Blunt and is directed once again by John Krasinski, also brought in $1 million from select international markets. That brings its global four-day haul to $6 million.
Meanwhile, Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga continued to find success internationally as it brought in an additional $2.6 million this weekend. The IMAX cume now stands at $19.2 million through Monday, which includes $16.5 million in China alone.
Demon Slayer Mugen Train also saw a release in additional territories as it came out in Europe this weekend. The film crosses the $30 million mark globally for IMAX box office by adding $93,000 from the UK. Additional markets (including Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands) are confirmed to release on IMAX screens in the coming weeks.
Next weekend will see The Conjuring The Devil Made Me Do It release domestically, while A Quiet Place Part II releases in key markets including the UK, Russia, and the Middle East.