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‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ isn’t silent at theaters, making the film No. 1 at box office

The Numbers reported.The film, the third installment in the “A Quiet Place” franchise, centers around New York City during an alien invasion and stars Lupita Nyong’o, whom the New York Times says “commands the screen.”It is projected to enjoy earnings of $53 million this weekend, according to Variety, which would be the highest opener for the franchise.“Inside Out 2,” which was No. 1 for two weeks in a row, fell to second place, with $17.1 million in sales.The Disney/Pixar flick, which was released on June 14, has already earned $902.9 million globally, and is expected to surpass the $1 billion-dollar mark this weekend, according to Deadline.“Horizon: An American Saga,” the Western produced and directed by, and starring Kevin Costner, landed in third, with a $4.1 million-dollar take.

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‘Inside Out 2’ dominates at the box office with record-breaking second weekend
just as joyous for “Inside Out 2.”The Pixar sequel collected $100 million in ticket sales in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, setting a new record for an animated movie in its follow-up frame in theaters.The previous best second weekend for an animated title was the $92 million for “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” Only six movies ever have had better second weekends.In just a week and a half, “Inside Out 2” has become 2024’s highest-grossing film to date with $724.4 million globally, including $355.2 million in US and Canadian theaters.That passes the $711.8 million worldwide total of “Dune: Part Two.” “Inside Out 2” will likely blow through the $1 billion mark in about a week, which would make it the first film since “Barbie” to do so.The extent of the “Inside Out 2” success startled Hollywood, which had grown accustomed to lower expectations as the film industry watched ticket sales this year slump about 40% below pre-pandemic totals, according to data firm Comscore, before “Inside Out 2” came along.The record haul for “Inside Out 2,” though, recalled past years when $1 billion grosses were more commonplace for the Walt Disney Co.It is also a much-needed blockbuster for Pixar, which after experimenting with direct-to-streaming releases, reconsidered its movie pipeline and approach to mass-audience appeal.Now, “Inside Out 2,” which dipped a mere 35% from its $154 million domestic debut, is poised to challenge “The Incredibles 2” ($1.2 billion) for the all-time top grossing Pixar release.It could also steer the venerated animation factory toward more sequels.