HOLLYWOOD – Any major studio executive who is out to prove that the theatrical business doesn’t work can rip up that presentation they had planned for next week about projected streaming revenues.
Because this weekend, the domestic box office finally came back, and no, it wasn’t with Tenet or a movie that’s being released on streaming day-and-date with theatrical.
Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II is crushing it, having grossed $19.3M yesterday, including $4.8M Thursday night previews, for what it looking like a $47.5M 3-day, $57.4M 4-day opening at 3,726 theaters for a $15,4K theater average. That’s a number which isn’t too far from the $60M which the John Krasinski-directed sequel was expected to do in its 3-day opening pre-pandemic! A Quiet Place Part II‘s money is being earned on a pure, unadulterated 45-day theatrical window. The sequel will hit Paramount+ after that time frame.