The Opening Weekend for ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Will Best Entire Box Office of ‘Tenet’

Those who placed bets on John Krasinski as the savior of movie theaters, collect your winnings.

While you’re at it, tip your hat to Paramount.

“A Quiet Place Part II,” similar to its predecessor directed by and starring Krasinski, finally was released more than 14 months after its original date.

One of the earliest titles to be jettisoned after the onset of Covid-19, it was ultimately placed this weekend after Universal vacated “F9” for June 25.Paramount — along with Disney, which saw “Cruella” open to an initial $21.3 million — gambled that theaters would be ready to approximate the business they hoped for last year.

That’s happened, even with a 45-day theatrical window.The result is a three-day estimate for “A Quiet Place Part II” of $48.4 million.

With Memorial Day added, the four-day guess is $58.5 million.

With the exception of “Godzilla vs.

Kong,” that’s better than the full grosses any film in the last 15 months,

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