Thunderous Debut for “Without a Noise 2” at the North American Box Office

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Washington (AFP)

The horror film “Without a noise 2” debuted with fanfare in North American theaters this weekend, with unheard of figures since the start of the pandemic, when the lifting of health restrictions in the states -Unis leads to the reopening of cinemas.

With more than $ 58 million projected for its first four days of operation in the United States and Canada, according to provisional figures from the specialist company Exhibitor Relations, the sequel to the hit film of 2018 represents a ray of hope for the film industry, hard hit like others by the economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The final figures are expected Tuesday, the day after Memorial Day, a public holiday in the United States.

The work of actor-director John Krasinski, the film follows the same family as the original opus in a post-apocalyptic world, populated by monsters who find their way through sound.

“Without a Noise 2” is ahead of the Disney Studios “Cruella”, having also made a strong box office entry, with some $ 27 million projected for the period from Friday to Monday.

The origin story of the villainous “101 Dalmatians”, embodied here in live shots by actress Emma Stone, is also available in the United States on the Disney + streaming platform.

The encouraging beginnings of film in the cinema are therefore all the more seen by the industry as a good sign of the economic recovery of the big screen.

Far behind these two new entrants, the latest addition to the “Saw” horror film saga, “Spiral: Legacy of Saw”, is expected to make $ 3 million over the long weekend for its third week. operating, bringing its total to just over 20 million.

“An angry man”, the story of a money conveyor with a troubled past, directed by Briton Guy Ritchie and with his compatriot Jason Statham as headliner, follows “Spirale” with $ 2.75 million for its fourth week in theaters (22.7 million in total).

Other provisional figures from the North American box office:

5- “Raya and the last dragon”: 2.4 million dollars (51.3 million since its release 13 weeks earlier)

6- “Godzilla vs Kong”: 1 million (98.3 million in nine weeks)

7- “Dream Horse”: 0.8 million (1.9 million in two weeks)

8- “Those Who Wish Me Dead”: 0,6 million (6,8 millions en trois semaines)

9- “Mortal Kombat”: 0.3 million (41.9 million in six weeks)

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