After getting bumped off the top spot by The Conjuring, A Quiet Place 2 is back in first place.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s big screen adaptation of his hit Broadway musical, In the Heights, failed to hit its marks. Predicted to gross in the 20 million dollar range, it made little more than half that figure. This left an opening for A Quiet Place 2 to climb the ladder, besting both Heights and The Conjuring 3. Overall, the box office continues to cool compared to the high water mark of Memorial Day weekend.
This Week in Box Office History
The box office lost a little more steam, dropping 14 percent compared to last week. That’s two weeks in a row of red numbers, as last week also lost 18 percent. The overall take of 55 million dollars is still good enough to qualify for the third best box office earnings we’ve seen in 2021. Hopefully things get back on track as The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard lands early, premiering on Wednesday, and will soon be followed by the latest Fast and Furious movie, F9.
Top Film One Year Ago: Becky
Top Film Ten Years Ago: Green Lantern
Top Film 30 Years Ago: Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves
Top Three Films.
A Quiet Place 2 pulled down 12 million dollars on the weekend, bringing its total domestic haul to 109 million dollars in three weeks of release. It’s overseas take is right behind that number, with 90 million dollars abroad.
In the Heights landed in second place on its debut weekend. It pulled down 11 million dollars, just missing a first place finish. It was broadly expected to do twice that number, as it was heavily featured by Warner Brothers and had a ton of critical praise behind it. It has yet to hit the international market, so it’s going to need to pick up steam to cover its 55 million dollar budget. It remains to be seen if the HBO Max streaming option ate into the potential audience.
The Conjuring – The Devil Made Me Do It, fell from first to third, barely edging out an animated rabbit sequel. Good riddance.
Peter Rabbit 2 could hop into the top three, premiering in fourth place with 10 million dollars. It did…less well…with critics, but still managed to snag a fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The bottom half of the also saw two other new films, both limited releases. Meet the Blacks 2 kept the “Movie 2” theme for the weekend going, landing in 7th place with 1 million dollars. It was followed by Queen Bees, which premiered in 9th place with a 300 thousand dollars.
Top Ten Films
- A Quiet Place 2 (12.01)
- In the Heights (11.50)
- The Conjuring – The Devil Made Me Do It (10.35)
- Peter Rabbit 2 – The Runaway (10.10)
- Cruella (6.73)
- Spirit Untamed (2.57)
- The House Next Door – Meet the Blacks 2 (1.01)
- Wrath of Man (.67)
- Queen Bees (.37)
- Spiral (.33)