The post-apocalyptic drama is a sequel to the 2018 global blockbuster ‘A Quiet Place’, and is directed by Blunt’s actor-filmmaker husband, John Krasinski. According to variety.com, the film opened across 3,726 venues and, with Monday being Memorial Day, is expected to end up with a four-day collection of around $58 million.
The sequel has been produced at a budget of $61million, which is a substantial rise from the $17-million cost tag of the first film released only three years ago. ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ was originally scheduled for a March opening last year and the decision of the producing studio, Paramount Pictures, to risk holding onto release for well over a year seems to have paid off.
Among other recent theatrical releases from Hollywood, ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ saw an impressive weekend despite opening amidst the pandemic. The film raked in $32 million in its three-day weekend upon release on March 24, and has so far grossed $98.3 million at the US box office.