‘Quiet Place’ makes NAmerica box office noise as Covid curbs ease

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Horror film “A Quiet Place: Part II” opened in North America this weekend to considerable fanfare and with numbers unlike any seen since the pandemic began, as Covid curbs began falling and theaters began filling up again. After Hollywood’s brutal year of dark screens and empty seats, final box office figures for the long weekend out Tuesday showed that movies are starting to come back. “The symbolic importance of this Memorial Day Weekend to the movie theater industry cannot be overstated,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior analyst at Comscore. The numbers, he said, “tell …

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