We’re back! After a year of dismal news, the anticipated horror film A Quiet Place Part II finally got the box office back on track with a $48M domestic opening over the three-day holiday weekend. The film is expected to earn another $9-10 million on Monday, bringing its four-day total to $57 million. Per Deadline, these numbers weren’t too far off from the $60M opening the film was expected to achieve in its original pre-pandemic release back in March of last year.
Internationally, the film amassed $22M in just 12 markets, meaning John Krasinski’s follow-up has totaled a massive $70.4 million globally in its first weekend — a number that could jump to $80.5 million if we include totals from Memorial Day.
Likewise, while not a gargantuan hit, Disney’s Cruella pulled in $21.1 million over the three-day weekend, and $26.5 million over the four-day break from 3,892 theaters. Obviously, it’s tough to gauge Cruella’s success considering its simultaneous release on Disney+ Premier where subscribers can purchase it for $29.99. By all accounts, the solo film about 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella De Vil, would have made a lot more money from theaters had the studio opted for a traditional theatrical release, but don’t cry too much for the Mouse House as the film is likely doing big business on their streaming platform.
Globally, the Emma Stone flick collected $16.9 million from 29 markets, which puts its global opening at $37.4 million through Sunday. Audiences dropped an A grade on the film, which should allow the family flick to do solid business over the summer months.
Otherwise, the other big news story was the continuing success of F9: The Fast Saga abroad where the Vin Diesel action sequel remained No. 1 with a second weekend gross of $31M from eight markets — an 81% drop, sure, but still solid. All told, F9 has grossed $229 million, becoming just the second Hollywood film to cross the $200 million mark this year (the other being Godzilla vs. Kong).
New Line/WB’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It opened in two markets ahead of its domestic release and collected $3.9M, while Demon Slayer – Kimetsu No Yaiba is expected to cross the $500M worldwide threshold sometime this week.
1.) A Quiet Place Part II (Par) 3,726 theaters Fri $19.3M/Sat $15M/Sun $13M/3-day $47.4M /4-day: $57M Wk 1
2.) Cruella (Dis) 3,892 Fri $7.7M/Sat $7.2M/Sun $6.4M/3-day $21.3M/4-day: $26.5M/ Wk 1
3.) Spiral (LG) 2,641 theaters (-350) Fri $635K/Sat $830K/Sun $810K/3-day $2.275M (-55%)/4-day: $2.9M/Total: $20.4M Wk 3
4.) Wrath of Man (UAR) 2,607 theaters (-400) /Fri $533K/Sat $819K/Sun $781K/3-day $2.1M (-28%)/4-day: $2.75M/Total: $22.76M Wk 4
5.) Raya and the Last Dragon (Dis) 2,015 theaters (-360), Fri $495K/Sat $800K/Sun $700k/ 3-day: $2M (+20%), 4-day: $2.57M/Total: $51.4M Wk 13
6.) Demon Slayer (Fun/Ani) 1,145 theaters (-755)/Fri $221K/Sat $321K/Sun $322K/3-day $864K (-44%)/4-day: $1.1M/Total: $46.8M Wk 6
7.) Godzilla vs. Kong (WB/Leg) 1,815 theaters (-737),/3-day: $885K (-37%)/4-day: $1.06M/Total: $98.3M Wk 9
8.) Dream Horse (BST) 1,284 theaters (+30), Fri $155,9K/Sat $255,1K/Sun $241,3K/3-day: $652,3K (-18%)/4-day: $817,3K/Total: $1.9M Wk 2
9.) Those Who Wish Me Dead (WB) 1,805 theaters (-1574)/3-day $590K (-69%)/4-day: $720K/Total: $6.9M Wk 3
10.) World War Z (Par, re) 80 theaters Fri $88K/Sat $133K/Sun $126K/3-day: $347K /4-day $448K/Total: $202.8M Wk 415