BOX OFFICE: “Quiet Place II” crushes “Cruella,” and other non-surprises

Here’s what we know so far. Thursday night, “A Quiet Place II” did over three times the business that “Cruella” did.

As of end of the evening Friday, “A Quiet Place Part II” has tallied $19.3 million. “Cruella” started Saturday with $7.7 million in sales.

Both are on a boatload of screens. A TON. Over 3700 for “Quiet Place,” with “Cruella” a couple of hundred less.

“Cruella” is also showing on Disney+, which considering its pace and length, is the best place to watch it. So Disney will be declaring it a hit no matter what.

This “official” start to summer is a lot closer to resembling other summer opening weekends. Figure “Cruella” to finish Monday with just over $20 million, “A Quiet Place II” over $40. Box Office Pro is saying as much as $60 over four days. Are people that “over” the pandemic that this many will show up? I’m thinking maybe $45-50 would be the top end.

Not staggering numbers by 2019 standards, but depending on how the Sunday-Monday audience pans out, a lot more of a sign that people are going back to the cinemas.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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