30 May 2021 5:42 PM +00:00 UTC

A Quiet Place 2 Defeats Cruella in Memorial Day Weekend Box Office

The long wait for A Quiet Place Part II has done nothing to waver fans' interest in seeing the film in theaters. The sequel to John Krasinski's 2018 film has just dominated the Memorial Day weekend box office, defeating Cruella on its opening weekend.

A Quiet Place 2 was supposed to premiere in March 2020 but its release has been pushed back due to COVID-19. The delay was truly disappointing for fans who were ready to learn what happened to the Abbotts after the death of Lee Abbott. Luckily, the sequel has finally hit theaters on May 28, 2021.

Not surprisingly, fans flocked to the cinemas to watch A Quiet Place Part 2, leading to an impressive $58.5 million box office haul on its opening weekend. That's more than twice Cruella's earnings, which rounds off at $26.5 million.

A Quiet Place 2 is directed by Krasinski and stars Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbott, Lee's widow who has to find a new home for her children Regan (Millicent Simmonds), Marcus (Noah Jupe) and her newborn baby. In their search, the Abbotts encounter a man named Emmett who has a previous connection to Lee.

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Cruella is directed by Craig Gillespie and stars Emma Stone as the titular Disney villain. The movie explores the origins of Cruella de Vil who was first introduced in Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

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