A Soft Box-Office Debut For ‘In the Heights’ Lets ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Reclaim The Top Spot

The critics swooned for it, the studio marketed the heck out of it, and its feel-good message couldn’t have arrived at a better time.

So why did Warner Bros’ splashy new movie-musical In the Heights receive such a lukewarm turnout in its opening weekend? With advance predictions pegging the debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s stage-to-screen adaptation at around $20 million, In the Heights fell well short of expectations, pulling in a soft $11.4 million in its first frame, leaving an opening for the three-week-old horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II to reclaim the top spot in North America.

Meanwhile, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway hopped its way into third place in with a $10.4 million bow.After dropping down to second place last weekend, the John Krasinski-directed A Quiet Place Part II rebounded with just under $11.7 million in its third weekend in theaters.

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