Paramount A Quiet Place, Part II returned to number one this weekend ahead of new versions In the heights and Peter Rabbit 2: The Fugue – a surprising result considering that the old title was expected to debut at the top of the heap.
A Quiet Place, Part II grossed around $ 11.65 million in its third weekend in theaters, bringing the horror sequel’s total to $ 108.99 million through Sunday. The John Krasinski-led follow-up is the first exit from the pandemic era to cross the $ 100 million mark, marking a major turning point in the theatrical landscape as life continues to return to a semblance of normal amid widespread immunizations to patients. United States
The image was not as bright for In the heights, Warner Bros. ‘ adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning Tony production, which falls well short of projections with an estimated $ 11.41 million from 3,456 locations. Part of that optimism may come from the studio’s aggressive marketing campaign over the past few weeks, as well as a simultaneous increase in social media activity for the title and an overestimation of the audience’s willingness to see the film in theaters when it was available during the day. and date on HBO Max.
While it features a series of vivid, high-octane musical numbers, In the heights is distinct from the hits of the pandemic era such as Godzilla vs. Kong and A Quiet Place, Part II, both of which are the kind of action-oriented titles that tend to draw audiences to theaters. Despite the studio’s best efforts, moviegoers may have watched In the heights like a relatively small-scale affair by comparison and have chosen to watch it from the comfort of their own homes. Another factor that may have hampered the film’s theatrical performance over the weekend was the relatively weak pop cultural footprint of the original musical. Although obviously a draw for an audience familiar with the Broadway show, In the heights just doesn’t have the built-in fan base of some of the pandemic’s greatest stage performers, including the aforementioned Godzilla vs. Kong and A Quiet Place, Part II as well as last weekend The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.
Critics certainly didn’t hurt the budgeted production of $ 55 million, which debuted in a movie market still constrained by pandemic restrictions (an estimated 76% of North American theaters were open this weekend. end, many at limited capacities, representing 94% market coverage). Indeed, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 96%, critical reviews have been almost uniformly excellent.
Opening weekend demographics for In the heights were relatively diverse, with a high turnout among Hispanics, who made up 40% of the audience. Elsewhere, the crowd was 43% White, 9% African American, 4% Asian, and 4% Native American / Other.
Going forward, Warner Bros. surely bases its hopes on positive word-of-mouth, which, at least in theory, should help In the heights stay afloat for the next few weeks. Audiences who turned out to have enjoyed the film very much, which has an excellent “A” CinemaScore and a fantastic 95% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Perhaps these measures will result in a race on legs.
Opening just behind In the heights in second place was Sony Peter Rabbit 2: The Fugue, a sequel to the family hit that grossed $ 115.3 million in North America and $ 351.5 million globally during its 2018 run. With $ 10.4 million coming from 3,346 locations, Peter Rabbit 2 opened well below the $ 25 million opening of its predecessor, although, of course, the pandemic-era restrictions on auditorium capacities and a shrinking overall market should be kept in mind when making comparisons direct. Nonetheless, it debuted slightly below analysts’ expectations heading into the weekend.
Opening initially scheduled for February 2020, Peter Rabbit 2 was first pushed back to April 2020 before COVID-19 took hold in the United States When it became clear that an April release was not in the cards, the film was reworked several times before finally landing on its June 11, 2021 release date. Starting in March, the studio slowly began rolling out the film in overseas markets where it has performed well, notably Australia and the UK. He had cashed nearly $ 50 million internationally before its national opening.
As In the heights, Peter Rabbit 2 may enjoy a longer queue, especially since families with young children have helped support films such as The Croods: A New Age and Raya and the last dragon to foot races during the pandemic. Aside from the moderate performance last weekend Untamed spirit, the sequel also doesn’t have much major competition until Universal The Boss Baby: family business debuts in theaters and on the Peacock streaming service on July 2.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It slipped to fourth in its second year with an estimate of $ 10.02 million, a 58% drop after opening at $ 24.1 million last weekend. The trio of Warner Bros. has lost a significant number of premium screens to In the heights this weekend, helping to explain its rather hasty decline, although that sort of drop is actually pretty typical for a horror sequel.
To complete the top five, Disney’s Cruel, which has grossed around $ 6.7 million for a total of $ 55.96 million to date.
In sixth place, Untamed spirit earned about $ 2.5 million in his second frame, a 59% drop from last weekend. The family title Universal raked in a disappointing $ 10.9 million in its first ten days.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It crossed $ 100 million globally this weekend after grossing around $ 23.4 million from 51 international markets. The Threequel horror overseas total is $ 68 million.
Cruel grossed approximately $ 17.6 million in 39 territories, bringing its international total to $ 73.3 million and its world total to $ 129.3 million. To date, the Disney title has grossed $ 10.7 million in China, $ 8.4 million in the UK, $ 8.3 million in Korea and $ 7.9 million in Mexico.
A Quiet Place, Part II grossed approximately $ 16 million internationally in 37 markets, including 21 new openings. Paramount’s exit has grossed a total of $ 75.8 million overseas to date and has yet to open in a number of major territories including France, Spain, Korea and Japan. (June 18), Italy (June 24), Germany (July 1) and Brazil (July 15).
Peter Rabbit 2: The Fugue grossed around $ 10.7 million in 21 markets, including $ 7.8 million in China, where the family sequel debuted over the weekend. Its international tally stands at $ 57.9 million, with upcoming releases in Japan (June 25), France (June 30), Germany (July 1), Italy (July 1), Spain ( July 16), Brazil (August 26) and South Korea (September 29).
F9 raised around $ 6 million from 8 overseas territories, including an additional $ 3.6 million from China. Its international total now stands at $ 268.9 million, including $ 212.22 million in China, $ 18.97 million in Korea and $ 17 million in Russia. Future overseas openings include Australia on June 17, Brazil on June 24, and Mexico and UK / Ireland on June 25.
Studio weekend estimate: from Friday June 11 to Sunday June 13, 2021
|Title||Estimated weekend||% change||Pitches||Change of location||Average||Total||Weekend||Distributor|
|A quiet place: part II||$ 11,650,000||-40%||3,515||-229||$ 3,314||$ 108,990,215||3||Primordial|
|In the heights||$ 11,405,000||3 456||$ 3,300||$ 11,405,000||1||Warner Bros.|
|Peter Rabbit 2: The Fugue||$ 10,400,000||3 346||$ 3,108||$ 10,400,000||1||Sony Pictures|
|The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It||$ 10,020,000||-58%||3 102||NC||$ 3,230||$ 43,770,000||2||Warner Bros.|
|Cruel||$ 6,700,000||-39%||3 307||-615||$ 2,026||$ 55,959,946||3||Walt disney|
|Untamed spirit||$ 2,500,000||-59%||3 394||183||$ 737||$ 10,900,945||2||Universal|
|The house next door: meeting the blacks 2||$ 1,064,000||420||$ 2,533||$ 1,064,000||1||HEFG Rele …|
|Anger of man||$ 615,000||-51%||1,207||-800||$ 510||$ 25,966,199||6||United artists|
|Queen bee||$ 328,300||500||$ 657||$ 328,300||1||Gravitas|
|Spiral||$ 305,000||-66%||1,572||-411||$ 194||$ 22,609,427||5||Lionsgate|
|Raya and the last dragon||$ 185,000||-86%||559||-945||$ 331||$ 54,118,416||15||Walt disney|
|Witnesses||$ 100,000||-26%||84||NC||$ 1,190||$ 351,159||2||Purdie Distribution|
|Dream horse||$ 97,194||-62%||293||-355||$ 332||$ 2,525,532||4||Bleecker Street|
|The Croods: A New Age||$ 65,000||15%||882||-7||$ 74||$ 58,476,165||29||Universal|
|Nobody||$ 20,000||-55%||366||-51||$ 55||$ 26,125,855||12||Universal|
|The dry||$ 18,000||-39%||45||-13||$ 400||$ 319,110||4||IFC Films|
|Undine||$ 12,250||-55%||38||-18||$ 322||$ 54,693||2||IFC Films|
|Bawl||$ 12,000||31||$ 387||$ 12,000||1||IFC Films|
|All light, everywhere||$ 7,200||34%||14||12||$ 514||$ 16,077||2||Super LTD|