It appears Paramount decision to delay A Quiet Place Part 2 from releasing last year and keep it for a theatrical release has paid off.
The film continues to lead the US box office and as of Thursday/Friday was still at the top in the UK, with the expectation being it will cling to top spot for another weekend.
Elsewhere new debutant In The Heights based on the Lin-Manuel Miranda stage play of the same name which has come under $12m in the US alone.
This is massively against expectation, considering the huge amount of marketing and hype Warner Brothers have put into the musical.
The film is one of the first, original properties to debut at the box office for a while, backed by a major studio and the results are disappointing.
The film is also released on HBO Max, which you wouldn’t expect to be a problem considering the strong releases so far Warner Brothers have had in the cinema, despite also debuting on the streaming platform.
We are still awaiting figures from Comscore in the UK with full confirmation of the top 10 film results in the UK, but based off the US numbers, it’s not looking strong.]
A Quiet Place Part 2 dominates – Peter Rabbit Hops Into Further Countries
Elsewhere, Peter Rabbit 2 from Sony Pictures debuted in the US to $10-11m which isn’t as strong as expected but still a solid number in the US.
The film took another estimated £1.5m in the UK leaving it standing with almost £20m in 4 weeks. New markets are due to open in France, Germany and Italy in the next few weeks.
The famous rabbit also opened in China and is expected to announce $12m from Fri-Sunday which is a solid start.
Cruella also opened in the market with a $10m weekend and the film sits at number 2 in 14 countries despite also being available on Disney Plus at a premium fee and stands at $130m world-wide
What About The Chinese Box Office?
Meanwhile in China the number one film for the past 3 weekends Fast 9: The Furious Saga dropped to second spot but still took an extra $10m over the weekend sitting on a gross of $212m.
Will the film reach $1b at the box office once the US and European markets open?
It currently sits on $270m worldwide with China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAB, Hong Kong, Russia and South Korean Markets.
Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It continued to lead across Europe and has now reached over $118m worldwide. The film opened in France to $5m and outside America has grossed $10m in the UK, $4.6m in Australia and $5.6m in Korea alone.
Elsewhere Cineworld looks to embrace the reopening of further markets as the second biggest chain in the world opens sites in Ireland from the 18th of June.
Regal Cinemas in the US under the CINE ownership can reach 100% capacity in over 81 venues as of the 15th of June.
The chain continues an uphill battle amidst a growing debt pile, that despite manoeuvres to refinance and increase cash flow remains a burden in a struggling climate.
Similarly, Odeon of AMC Theatres finds itself in a similar position but has basked in the positive effect of retail investment and being able to raise capital to wipe off almost $1b in debt as the ‘Reddit’ effect continues to take a hold of the stock market.
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