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‘A Quiet Place’ sequel has highest pandemic opening weekend box office


Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe star in “A Quiet Place Part II.”


The box office was anything but quiet over the weekend.

John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place Part II,” the sequel to his 2018 directorial debut, garnered $48.4 million over the weekend so far, the highest of any film release during the pandemic. The haul was just shy of the $50 million “A Quiet Place” tallied in 2018.

The Paramount film is currently on pace to pick up around $58 million for the four-day Memorial Day weekend.

“This is the start of the second act in movie-going’s rebound and the kind of performance that seemed unimaginable just a few months ago,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at…


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