A Quiet Place Part II, a sequel to the 2018 horror film A Quiet Place, has set the North American box office on fire with a $19.4 million first day collection, Deadline reports.
The John Krasinski director, the publication says, is on track for a massive $57.4 million opening weekend, which would have been impressive in pre-Covid times but is almost unbelievable now.
Krasinski returns as director for A Quiet Place Part II. Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe reprise their roles from the previous film. Since Krasinski’s character died, he only returns in a flashback scene. Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou are the new cast members.
A Quiet Place Part II has received very positive reviews. It has a score of 91 percent on the review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. The critical consensus reads: “A nerve-racking sequel to its predecessor, A Quiet Place Part II expands the franchise’s terrifying world without losing heart.”
Meanwhile, Disney’s Cruella isn’t doing too badly either. After an initial day opening of $7.7 million, $22.3 million is raised in a three-day opening weekend. With Emma Stone in the titular role, the film is an origin story of Cruella de Vil, the villain in the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians franchise.
Craig Gillespie directs from a screenplay by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara. Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Mark Strong are also featured.