'Quiet Place' Makes NAmerica Box Office Noise As Covid Curbs Ease
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Wed 02nd June 2021 | 09:20 AM
Los Angeles, June 2 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Jun, 2021 ) :Horror film "A Quiet Place: Part II" opened in North America this weekend to considerable fanfare and with numbers unlike any seen since the pandemic began, as Covid curbs began falling and theaters began filling up again.
After Hollywood's brutal year of dark screens and empty seats, final box office figures for the long weekend out Tuesday showed that movies are starting to come back.
"The symbolic importance of this Memorial Day Weekend to the movie theater industry cannot be overstated," said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior analyst at Comscore. The numbers, he said, "tell an indisputable story about the resilience and continued relevance of the big screen experience." The latest "Quiet Place" -- a John Krasinski-directed sequel to the popular 2018 film about a young family trying to outwit horrific blind monsters with frighteningly keen hearing -- took in $57.1 million for the four-day Memorial Day weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Tuesday.
In second place for the weekend was Disney's live-action "Cruella" at $26.5 million. The movie, with a snarling Emma Stone as the title baddie and Emma Thompson in a supporting role, has a ways to go to attain the box-office status of its 1961 precursor "One Hundred and One Dalmatians," but its opening weekend was seen as "promising," Variety said, given conditions.
"Cruella" can also be streamed on the Disney+ channel.
There was a steep drop off to third spot, which went to Disney's animated fantasy "Raya and the Last Dragon," at $2.8 million. Its mainly Asian-American cast includes the voices of Kelly Marie Tran as Raya, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan and Sandra Oh.
In fourth, at $2.7 million, was "Wrath of Man," from United Artists. The action thriller, directed by Guy Ritchie, stars Jason Statham as an armored truck driver who thwarts a robbery but then faces unwanted attention due to his troubled past.
Rounding out the top films were: "Demons Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train" ($1.8 million) "Godzilla vs. Kong" ($1 million) "Dream Horse" ($817,000) "Those Who Wish Me Dead" ($720,000)"World War Z (Re-issue) ($448,000)"Mortal Kombat" ($332,000).