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The advance box office for ‘A Quiet Place’ speaks volumes while Costner’s Western gets off to a bumpy start

The advance box office for ‘A Quiet Place’ speaks volumes while Costner’s Western gets off to a bumpy start

Quiet Place: Day One “It’s making waves at the box office. The film grossed an estimated $53 million in its first weekend in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday.

It’s the best in the series and a huge over-the-top success. Before the weekend, Day One was expected to gross $40 million, but audiences were more excited to see Paramount’s Lupita Nyong’o and Joseph Quinn horror thriller. The same can’t be said for Kevin Costner’s Day One. Horizon: An American Odyssey – Chapter One“, which opened to $11 million.

However, the win for “Quiet Place” was not enough to clinch the coveted No. 1 spot on the charts. That honor once again goes to the giant Disney and Pixar.” From inside out 2“, which added an estimated $57.4 million in Third weekend in theatersand exceeded one billion dollars globally.

There is a remote possibility that places will change when the actual data is released on Monday. But either way, it’s good news for movie theaters in a summer season that’s finally heating up but still lagging far behind last year (down 19%) and pre-pandemic standards (down 36% from 2019).

“Inside Out 2” continues to be a box office phenomenon, something the industry hasn’t seen since “Barbie” nearly a year ago. In just three weeks of its release, it has grossed nearly $470 million in North America and $545.5 million internationally, bringing its worldwide total to $1.01 billion. The sequel is the only film released in 2024 to cross the $1 billion mark, and it did so in just 19 days, a record for an animated film.

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“The film’s incredible global success demonstrates once again that audiences around the world will respond to engaging, entertaining films, and that they want to enjoy them on the big screen,” said Michael O’Leary, president and CEO of the National Theater Association, in a statement.

This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows Joseph Quinn, left, and Lupita Nyong’o in a scene from “A Quiet Place: Day One.” (Gareth Gatrell/Paramount Pictures via AP)

“A Quiet Place: Day One,” directed by Michael Sarnoski and rated PG-13, is also fast approaching a significant milestone out of the gates. Including $45.5 million from international screenings in 59 markets, the $67 million production has already grossed $98.5 million.

“There is a tremendous amount of love for the A Quiet Place franchise,” said Chris Aronson, president of domestic distribution for Paramount. “We listened to fans who wanted to expand the universe.”

In a rare achievement for a third film, it opened higher than A Quiet Place ($50.2 million opening in April 2018), A Quiet Place ($50.2 million opening in April 2018) and A Quiet Place ($50.2 million opening in April 2018). A Quiet Place: Part Two ($47.5 million when it opens in May 2021). John KrasinskiWho wrote and directed the first two, continued to work as a producer.

“It’s one of those rare horror film franchises that has generated incredible goodwill with audiences and critics alike,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore.

The film was released on 3,708 screens in the United States and Canada, with approximately 40% of its domestic earnings coming from “premium screens” including IMAX and other large formats. The film entered the market with mostly positive reviews (84% on Rotten Tomatoes); audiences gave it a B+ CinemaScore and four stars out of five on PostTrak.

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“We put together a compelling package but I also think it shows people’s desire to go to the movies,” Aronson said. “The market really works when there’s choice and there’s something for everyone.”

Meanwhile, “Horizon” got off to a slow start. While older audiences, the ones most likely to support a Western epic, don’t typically rush to movies on opening weekends the way they often do with horror and superhero films, the road ahead won’t be easy: The reviews have been swayed by the reviews. It wasn’t great. It received a disappointing B-CinemaScore.

The stakes are also a little different for “Horizon,” a $100 million production that Costner self-financed and partnered with Warner Bros. to distribute. It opened in 3,334 locations. It was a decades-old passion project, for which he mortgaged a Santa Barbara, Calif., property to finance and exited “Yellowstone” to complete. In a bold and unconventional strategy, “Chapter 2” hits theaters later this summer, on Aug. 16. He also has two more films planned.

“The western type is a very specific type,” Dergarabedian said. “It’s going to be about the long game.”

A quick look at the top 10 movies shows that audiences largely prefer franchises and “known goods” over original films. “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” came in second place behind “Horizon” on the movie charts, and has been in theaters for four weeks already.

“Audiences in the summer want what’s tried and true, and they want what’s familiar,” Dergarabedian said.

He was also impressed by the diversity of genres in the top 10, including two Indian films: Telugu-language sci-fi film “Kalki 2898 AD” at No. 5 with $5.4 million, and Punjabi-language “Jatt & Julian 3” at No. 9 with $1.5 million.

“If you can’t find something that appeals to you in the movie theater complex right now, you’re not looking hard enough,” Dergarabedian said.

Estimated Friday-Sunday ticket sales at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Final local figures will be published on Monday.

1. “Inside Out 2” $57.4 million.

2. “A Quiet Place: Day One,” $53 million.

3. “Horizon: An American Odyssey – Chapter One,” $11 million.

4. “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” $10.3 million.

5. “Kalki 2898m” $5.4 million.

6. The Bikeriders, $3.3 million.

7. “The Garfield Movie” $2 million.

8. “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” $168.1 million.

9. “Jat & Juliet 3” $1.5 million.

10. “Kinds of Kindness” $1.5 million.