New tracking information concerning A Quiet Place Part II via BoxOffice suggests that Paramount’s horror sequel will be heading towards a domestic opening in the range of $60-80 million.
It would be a rather large bump from the original’s box office opening which was $50.2 million and earned a massive $340.9 million on a modest production budget of $17-21 million.
If the tracking is correct there is a good chance the sequel could reach $400 million depending on overseas audiences getting into the film.
The sequel’s budget is expected to cost more, but it looks like the film will edge-out another heft profit for Paramount.
John Krasinski returns as the film’s director with Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe reprising their roles from the first installment.
New additions to the cast include Cillian Murphy (Inception, Batman Begins, Dunkirk), Wayne Duvall, Djimon Hounsou (King’s Man, Guardians of The Galaxy, Captain Marvel), and others playing fellow survivors.
Krasinski making the move to director and having financial hits back-to-back should open up doors for franchise projects or more original features.
A Quiet Place Part II is set for release on March 20th.
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
SOURCE: BOX OFFICE