'A Quiet Place' Weekend Box Office Surprise Makes Some Noise

10 April, 2018, 19:19 | Author: Julio Duncan
  • Horror Movie Written by Iowans Tops Weekend Box Office Charts

The film now has an impressive 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes meaning reviews are great across the board. While that opening is less than half what New Line's It did last September, it's better than other horror hits including The Conjuring, the Insidious movies and all but one of Paramount's Paranormal Activity movies. And for those curious about the legacy of Jim from The Office, the movie's crowd over the weekend was larger than the audience for Krasinski's sitcom during its final season - which drew an average of 4 million per episode.

A Quiet Place already seems to be a celebrity favorite.

Costing just $17 million to make by producers Platinum Dunes, A Quiet Place also stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe. The studio has endured a string of disappointments including a trio of high-profile bombs ("Downsizing", "Mother!" and "Suburbicon") in the fall. Spielberg's "Ready Player One" (Warner Bros.) took in about $25.1 million for a sturdy two-week domestic total of $96.9 million, according to comScore, which compiles box office data.

The new comedy Blockers opened in third place with $21.4 million. The weekend was up more than 35% from a year ago. Following in the footsteps of Game Night, Blockers goes to show there is still life in the R-rated comedy genre when it's done right. Just last week Gal Gadot aka Wonder Woman called Reynolds out on Instagram, even more recently than that Reynolds hilariously roasted his own mother.

"I don't think I would have been able to do a lot of projects that I've loved doing", she explained, and added "You can't predict what's going to happen, what's going to catch fire and what's not", and that she would rather do a movie because she wants to, not merely because she is under contract.

Overseas, Ready Player One remained dominant with another $81.7 million in worldwide markets with $294.4 million grossed internationally and a global total of $391.3 million.

Rounding out the 10 most-popular films in the USA and Canada this weekend, as estimated by the studios and collated by comScore, were "Tyler Perry's Acrimony" ($8 million), "Chappaquiddick" (opening with $6.2 million), "Sherlock Gnomes" ($5.6 million), "Pacific Rim Uprising" ($4.9 million) and "Isle of Dogs" ($4.6 million). Unable to avoid the trappings of a small town, he now tells the story of a man that returns home after learning his mother has fallen ill. Edward M. Kennedy that killed young political campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne. The film, about a high school volleyball team that must overcome a tragedy, earned an A rating on CinemaScore and a 34 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Finally, Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs cracked the top ten with $4.6 million, giving it a three-week total of $12 million after expanding to over 500 locations. The film will expand further in the coming weeks. Although, this particular reaction would have been bad during any movie.


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