A QUIET PLACE PART II Is First Pandemic-Era Film To Hit $100M At US Box Office; IN THE HEIGHTS Disappoints

A QUIET PLACE PART II Is First Pandemic-Era Film To Hit $100M At US Box Office; IN THE HEIGHTS Disappoints

A Quiet Place Part II is still sitting at the top of the U.S. box office after its third weekend on release, and has now passed $100 million domestically. In The Heights has not fared so well, however.

Paramount Pictures' and director John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place Part II is proving to be a bigger hit than analysts expected, and has now become the first "Pandemic-Era" movie to pass $100 million at the U.S. box office.

Over the weekend, the intense horror sequel took in $108 million at the domestic box office, along with another $80 million internationally. Warner Bros.' Godzilla Vs. Kong is also primed to hit that milestone, but its domestic takings have been hovering around $99.6 million for a while now.

The general consensus seems to be that A Quiet Place Part II is performing so well because it's the first major studio release to play exclusively in theaters, while other potential blockbusters have had simultaneous (or close enough) debuts on the various streaming services. There might well be some truth to this, because despite stellar reviews, Warner Bros.' In The Heights brought in just $4.9 million on Friday from 3,456 theaters, with its 3-day estimate falling under $13 million. The Jon M. Chu-directed musical is also currently available to stream on HBO Max.

What do you guys think? Are people simply deciding to watch In The Heights from the comfort (and safety) of their homes, or are other factors involved? After all, GVK was also available on HBO Max around the same time it hit theaters, and performed much better.

Drop us a comment down below. You can check out our review of A Quiet Place Part II here.

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