Box Office Reality Falls Short of Hopes as ‘In the Heights’ and ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Disappoint

Here’s a concise description of the reality of the state of moviegoing: In two consecutive weekends, Warner Bros.

released two movies.

One was the eighth entry in the “Conjuring” horror franchise.

The other, an acclaimed musical film, celebrated as a breakthrough in representation of Latinos onscreen.

Both concurrently showed at no extra cost on HBO Max for subscribers.“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” grossed $24.1 million.

In the Heights” managed less than half, at just $11.4 million.Jon M.

Chu’s widely anticipated and critically adored film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Broadway musical failed to reach #1, falling $245,000 behind a strong third weekend for John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place Part II” (Paramount).

The well-received sequel rose from #2 last week and dashed past the $100-million mark, the first film to do so in over a year.Four films grossed over $10 million in a single weekend for the first

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