It's really no surprise to hear today that A Quiet Place Part II has managed to exceed box office expectations, even with theaters only allowing 50% capacity as things start to open back up. When the film was set to be released last March as the COVID-19 pandemic began, it was primed to outdo the results of it's critically-acclaimed 2018 predecessor. And not only that, it got the thumbs up today by one of the great horror directors of all time, William Friedkin (The Exorcist, Bug) who tweeted his simple review:
And audiences seem to agree. While the film was expected to make $40 million this Memorial Day weekend, the film is actually on-pace to match the original 3-day weekend of the first film. As of now, following making $19.3 million on Friday (including $4.8 million from Thursday previews), the sequel is on track to earn $57 million over the four-day weekend and will, in the process, manage to match the original 3-day opening weekend of the first film which ended up being $50 million. With the film getting strong reviews from critics (currently holding a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences (a 94% approval rating) alike, not to mention praise from guys like Friedkin who helped define the modern horror genre, I tend to agree with the classic director. Cinema is back! Stay tuned!