'A Quiet Place' Wins Weekend Box Office with Great Opening Numbers!

  • 'A Quiet Place' Wins Weekend Box Office with Great Opening Numbers!

'A Quiet Place' Wins Weekend Box Office with Great Opening Numbers!

The movie came in first place and has earned rave reviews. Krasinski also directed the film, which has a score of 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

"This much bigger than expected debut comes in an era of ongoing popularity for the horror genre that in North America alone a year ago generated over $1 billion in box office", Paul Dergarabedian, a media analyst at comScore, tells Variety.

Emily Blunt has admitted persuading husband John Krasinski to sack a rival actress in order for her to star in his latest movie. The opening puts it at number two for highest grossing debut of the year, behind Marvel's Black Panther, which has just surpassed Titanic to become the third highest grossing movie of all time in North America. The film, the directorial debut of Pitch Perfect's Kay Cannon, holds an 83 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

In second place is the sophomore frame of Warner Bros.' "Ready Player One" with $23 million from 4,234 sites.

The box office showing is even more impressive considering the movie only cost $17 million to make. 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. Opening with an estimated $50.4 million, the small budgeted indie horror movie vastly outperformed expectations for North American debut-and almost tripled its official budget in three days.

Arriving this weekend with smaller footprints were Entertainment Studios' Chappaquiddick, about the fateful 1969 auto crash that killed Senator Ted Kennedy's passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, and derailed his presidential aspirations, and LD Entertainment's sports drama The Miracle Season. Globally, Black Panther has grossed US$1.29 billion.

Thanks to the hype around the movie, which at one point had a flawless 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, it was able to fend off strong competition. Chappaquiddick opened with $5.9 million, while The Miracle Season saw $4 million.

"I Can Only Imagine" continued its reign in the top-five this weekend, bringing in another $8.3M across 2,894 locations.