A QUIET PLACE' THUNDERS THROUGH BOX OFFICE (04/09/2018)
Paramount’s A Quiet Place made some serious noise at the box office this weekend, raking in roughly $50.4 million. John Krasinski directs and stars in the thriller, along with his wife Emily Blunt. Overseas, A Quiet Place brought in about $21 million, for an impressive $71 million global take that exceeded industry predictions.
Paramount hasn’t opened a film this high over three days since 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, which brought in $59.2 million; but unlike Star Trek’s $185 million price tag, A Quiet Place only cost $17 million before P&A.
“It transcended any genre. While it may have been perceived as a horror film, you can’t get to these numbers without it being about story,” Kyle Davies, Paramount’s president of domestic distribution told Deadline. “The movie became all things to all people; it connected with people’s primitive needs to protect family in a dangerous time.”
Per Forbes, this $50.4 million debut is their ninth-largest debut weekend in six years, behind only Madagascar 3 ($60m in 2012), Star Trek Into Darkness ($70m in 2013), World War Z ($66m in 2013), Transformers: Age of Extinction ($100m in 2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($65m in 2014), SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water ($55m in 2015), Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation ($55m in 2015) and Star Trek Beyond ($59m in 2016).
Steven Spielberg landed in second place with Ready Player One, which earned $25 million in in its second weekend out. Another newbie, the buzzy R-rated Blockers, nabbed third place at the box office, with $21.4 million, in line with industry estimates.
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Top 10 Box Office Movies, Per Time, Via ComScore:
1. “A Quiet Place,” $50.4 million.
2. “Ready Player One,” $25.1 million.
3. “Blockers,” $21.4 million.
4. “Black Panther,” $8.4 million.
5. “I Can Only Imagine,” $8.4 million.
6. “Tyler Perry’s Acrimony,” $8.1 million.
7. “Chappaquiddick,” $6.2 million.
8. “Sherlock Gnomes,” $5.6 million.
9. “Pacific Rim Uprising,” $4.9 million.
10. “Isle of Dogs,” $4.6 million.