Turns Out A Quiet Place Is What the People Wanted

Turns Out A Quiet Place Is What the People Wanted

Turns Out A Quiet Place Is What the People Wanted

Krasinski also co-wrote the script.

"A Quiet Place" is built around a simple but chilling premise: flesh-eating creatures have invaded Earth, but they are blind and can track their prey only by sound. The thriller directed by John Krasinski, who also stars in the movie, easily went past initial estimates to a $50.3 million opening in 3,508 theaters.

And while all that was going on, Disney's "Black Panther" is still chugging along.

Blockers did incredibly well with critics, garnering an 83 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Falling to No. 2 this week is "Ready Player One", bringing in an estimated $25 million in its second week out.

Universal's R-rated comedy Blockers opened in second place with $7.8 million, including $1.5 million in Thursday previews, which should allow it to open in the $21 to 22 million range, which is on the high end of its tracking. Like "A Quiet Place", "Blockers", which stars John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz as three parents trying to prevent their teenage daughters from completing a virginity pact on prom night, impressed at its SXSW premiere.

That's a huge profit for a movie made for only $17 million. It now holds an impressive 97 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, with a B+ CinemaScore.

John Curran's Ted Kennedy scandal pic Chappaquiddick, recounting the 1969 vehicle accident that forever damaged Kennedy's presidential aspirations, also came in ahead of expectations. The film has been a big hit in China, becoming WB's biggest release ever with $143 million and counting.

The new releases pushed "Black Panther" to number-four this weekend, but the film still made over $8.4M, raising the film's eight-week total to just over $665M domestically.

Unlike a year ago, which saw Split and Get Out dominate the winter box office frame, no horror film has been able to capture the attention of audiences in a similar fashion.

Rounding out the top five were Black Panther and I Can Only Imagine, which brought in $8.4 and $8.3 respectively.

Chappaquiddick (starring Jason Clarke and Kate Mara) is on track to gross about $6.2 million from 1,560 theaters, putting it in seventh place, while The Miracle Season is on track for about $4.1 million from 1,707 theaters, putting it at No. 11.

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