A Quiet Place Part II is only at the beginning of what appears to be a hugely successful box-office run, and while the sequel to John Krasinski’s horror film is only in theaters, streaming deals and pressure from the likes of Netflix and HBO Max’s window to streaming is shorter than ever. The film is expected to be released on Paramount Plus sometime around July 12.
Thanks to Paramount’s new theater window deal, A Quiet Place Part II will hit the studio’s streaming service just 45 days after its first theater release. This shortened window of theatrical exclusivity is something many studios are experimenting with in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which prompted theaters to renegotiate their framework agreements to a shorter period that is slightly more favorable to studios.
While most studios made similar choices to Paramount, shortening their windows from the previous standard of about 90 days, some studios like Warner Bros. completely eliminating the window and releasing movies directly on their HBO Max streaming service — at least for 2021.
While Paramount doesn’t do anything quite as radical with films as A Quiet Place Part II, even the shorter run is a decision that hasn’t gone down well with everyone. According to a report from Bloomberg, the decision sparked a disagreement between Paramount and John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, the director-star power couple at the center of A Quiet Place Part II.
Unfortunately, despite the fact that Paramount has sold several movies to Netflix in the past, A Quiet Place Part II is unlikely to appear on streaming services other than Paramount Plus in the near future. But the good news is that you can probably enjoy it sometime in July.
A Quiet Place Part II, the highly anticipated sequel to one of the best horror films in recent history, will hit theaters on Friday, May 28. And while the second chapter in the franchise, about a family trying to survive a landscape full of vicious blind aliens, will follow the “theaters only” route for now, you’ll be able to stream A Quiet Place Part II soon.
Below is how you can watch Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Cillian Murphy and the rest of the cast from A Quiet Place Part II in action from the comfort of your couch (with a different type of hypersensitive monster). But before we begin, it should be noted that those who can’t make it to a theater, or just aren’t quite ready yet, will have to wait a little longer before they see what it’s like for the Abbott family.
When and where to watch a quiet place Part II Streaming
Just like Warner Bros. movies like Godzilla vs. Kong landing on HBO Max and new Disney movies like Raya and the Last Dragon coming to Disney+ (with Premier Access for new releases), bringing Paramount A Quiet Place Part II on Paramount+, but not until the 45 days after it hits theaters published, by Variety. (In this time frame, it would land on or around July 12, 2021)
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This means that anyone with a Paramount+ subscription will eventually be able to watch A Quiet Place Part II from the privacy (and safety) of their home and not worry about their theater experience being ruined by someone trying to open a carton of milk stumps next to them.
In a box office battle of fears, “A Quiet Place Part II” faces the latest “Conjuring” episode for big screen dominance.
Heading into the weekend, Paramount’s follow-up to “A Quiet Place” appears to have a slight edge over the competition and should remain victorious on the US charts. Directed by John Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt, the film debuted ahead of Memorial Day with $48 million, a record-breaking pandemic, and ended the extended holiday weekend with a solid $58 million. In its second outing, ticket sales for “A Quiet Place Part II” are expected to drop about 50% from the weekend before, for a three-day draw of about $21 million to $24 million.
At this rate, “A Quiet Place 2” should have no problem breaking the $100 million mark in US theaters. That wouldn’t really be an achievement in pre-pandemic times, but there hasn’t been a single film to surpass that milestone since the onset of COVID-19. The Warner Bros. and legendary “Godzilla vs. Kong” tent pole is also poised to hit that benchmark, with domestic ticket sales currently at $98.3 million, but momentum has slowed considerably.
If there’s one thing I remember from childhood, it’s that my parents always told me to be quiet. If it was at the mall, a movie theater or some kind of religious ceremony, they would constantly beg me to shut up. A Quiet Place and its new sequel, A Quiet Place Part 2, are the most terrible exaggeration of that constant pressure to stop whining all the time. Rather than social embarrassment, the downside of being loud is a very painful, ugly death at the hands of a merciless alien monster.
Led by Paramount’s “A Quiet Place Part II” ($58.5 million) and Disney’s “Cruella” ($26.5 million), the North American grossed nearly $100 million across all available titles during the four-day Memorial Day -weekend. Meanwhile, stock prices for AMC Theaters rose to $68, nearly double the previous all-time high and 1,087 percent above the year-ago close.
The AMC saga may be worthy of a Michael Lewis book (“Liar’s Poker”, “Moneyball”, “The Big Short”), but it should not be taken as the overarching symbol of a rising future (especially if/when stocks – price fundamentals finally come into play). Theaters need more than strong debuts — and Reddit fanboy stock markets — to thrive.
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