John Krasinski's post-apocalyptic thriller "A Quiet Place Part II" seems to have finally breathed life back into the North American box office.
The Emily Blunt-starrer has recorded $48 million on opening weekend, marking the biggest three-day theatrical haul so far in the Covid era, reports Variety.
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"A Quiet Place Part II" is currently playing in 3,726 theatres and is expected to end up with a four-day collection of around $58 million on Monday.
The original "A Quiet Place" opened at $50 million in 2018 and was made at a budget of only $17 million.
The budget for the sequel "A Quiet Place Part II" was $61 million. The movie originally scheduled for a March opening last year.
This weekend's other major release, Disney's live-action "Cruella" starring Emma Stone is doing good at the US box office. Cruella, playing in 3,982 theatres is estimated to bring in $21.3 million over the three-day weekend and $26.5 million on Monday.
Internationally, the PG-13 "Cruella" has grossed $16.1 million from 29 overseas countries. That brings its total earnings to $37.4 million globally, with projections of $42.6 million through Memorial Day.
"Godzilla vs. Kong" was the first Hollywood movie to triumph at the box office since the onset of Covid-19. It previously boasted the best start with $32 million for the three-day weekend and $48 million in its first five days on the big screen. It is presently just shy of the $100 million mark in the US with $98.3 million in ticket sales.
"Raya and the Last Dragon" rounded out the top five on box office charts. The family friendly cartoon made $1.9 million in its 13th weekend of release. The PG film, which has been offered on Disney Plus Premier Access, has amassed $51 million to date.