Box Office: ‘In The Heights’ Out Of Rhythm With $11M, ‘A Quiet Place 2’ Hits $185M Worldwide

  1. A Quiet Place Part II– $11.6M/$108.9M

In its third week, A Quiet Place Part II fended off the challenge of In the Heights and crossed the $100M mark. Worldwide the film has amassed $185M in total.

2. In the Heights (review)- $11.4M

This one hurts my soul a little bit. Despite the rave reviews, tons of marketing including a run of celebrity endorsements only rivaled by Presidential election campaigns, In the Heights opened with just $11.4M. There will be others who are going to dissect the reasons for this disappointing debut, but I chalk it up to one thing. WB’s decision to open it in theaters and HBO Max hurt it, and they never made the case for it to be seen outside of streaming. It was easy to make that claim with blockbusters Godzilla vs. Kong and Mortal Kombat, but a street level musical with no A-list stars is a different story. This result isn’t really a shock, though, as frustrating as it is.

3. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway– $10.4M

Sony’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway stole away with $10.4M, far less than the $25M start of the prior film in 2018. That one somehow managed to earn $350M globally, launching what Sony hopes will be a long-running franchise for families. Worldwide it has earned $68M.

4. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It– $10M/$43.8M

5. Cruella– $6.7M/$56M

6. Spirit Untamed– $2.5M/$10.9M

7. The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2– $1M

Deon Taylor returns to one of his earliest hit films with The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2, which opened with $1M at just 420 locations. That’s still $3M less than the debut week for the 2016 film, which also starred Mike Epps and served as a horror parody.The sequel has a 28-day theatrical release window before it hits VOD.

8.Wrath of Man– $615K/$25.9M

9. Queen Bees– $328K

10. Spiral– $305K/$22.6M

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.