“A Quiet Place: Day One” Surpasses Expectations at the Box Office

“A Quiet Place: Day One,” the prequel to the popular franchise, has exceeded expectations at the North American box office. The film earned an estimated $53 million in its opening weekend, surpassing initial projections of $40 million. Starring Lupita Nyong’o and Joseph Quinn, the action-horror film released by Paramount has garnered significant audience enthusiasm. However, it fell short of claiming the top spot on the charts, which was retained by Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2.”

“Inside Out 2” continued its box office success, adding an estimated $57.4 million in its third weekend and crossing the $1 billion mark globally. Despite the summer season showing signs of improvement, overall box office numbers remain behind last year’s figures by 19% and pre-pandemic levels by 36% in 2019.

“A Quiet Place: Day One” has already made $98.5 million worldwide, including $45.5 million from international markets. The film’s positive reception can be attributed to its expansion of the franchise and the goodwill it has generated with audiences and critics alike.

Meanwhile, Kevin Costner’s “Horizon: An American Saga—Chapter 1” had a sluggish start, opening to $11 million. The Western epic, which Costner financed independently and partnered with Warner Bros. for distribution, faces challenges ahead due to mixed reviews and an underwhelming CinemaScore.

The top 10 box office rankings indicate a preference for established franchises and familiar titles over original films. Notably, two Indian films, “Kalki 2898 AD” and “Jatt & Juliet 3,” also made the list, showcasing the diversity of genres available to audiences.

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