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A Quiet Place Makes a Loud Impact at the Box Office

Box office report 4/9/18.

There was a lot of buzzing about the new horror film, A Quiet Place, since it premiered last month at SXSW. And all that early buzz seemed to have paid off considerably as the movie ended up being #1 for the weekend by a wide margin. The John Krasinski directed film debuted with a $50 million opening, an astounding sum for a movie that only cost $17 million to make.

The other new film for the weekend, the parental comedy Blockers, didn’t fare as well by coming in at #3 for the weekend. It would gross $21.4 million, but that’s a surprising number considering that seems to be the exact amount of the budget. The film was bested from the #2 slot by Steven Spielberg’s genre-crazy adventure, Ready Player One, earning another $25 million for a total domestic gross of $96 million thus far. Also debuting this weekend was the Jason Clarke starring thriller Chappaquiddick, only coming in at #6 with a gross of $6.2 million, but not too shabby considering the film was just released in roughly 1500 theaters.

There’s no surprise that Black Panther is still hanging in there after eight weeks of record-breaking and still has a few weeks to go before leaving the top 10. Marvel’s latest black superhero earned another $8.4 million this weekend, bringing its total domestic gross up to an enormous sum of $665 million. There’s no telling how much further this crowning jewel of the superhero genre could go or how many records it could still break.

And Wes Anderson’s unique animated adventure, Isle of Dogs, expanded this weekend and had enough buzz to pop into the top 10 with the 1700 theaters it stretched. The film made $4.6 million, adding to its limited release for a total of $12 million thus far. It probably won’t go much further in the top 10, but it’s still satisfying to see Anderson’s film still have the audience appeal.

  1. A Quiet Place ($50,000,000)
  2. Ready Player One ($25,060,000)
  3. Blockers ($21,439,000)
  4. Black Panther ($8,430,000)
  5. I Can Only Imagine ($8,356,800)
  6. Tyler Perry’s Acrimony ($8,065,000)
  7. Chappaquiddick ($6,200,000)
  8. Sherlock Gnomes ($5,600,000)
  9. Pacific Rim Uprising ($4,910,000)
  10. Isle of Dogs ($4,600,000)

Next weekend will find Dwayne Johnson returning to the big screen for more action in the giant monster action picture, Rampage. It will most likely take the weekend for debuting in nearly 4000 theaters, but close behind it will be Blumhouse’s new horror film, Truth or Dare. Other smaller movies opening over the weekend will include the Shia LaBeouf starring biopic, Borg vs. McEnroe, and the animated adventure based on a true military story, Sgt. Stubby.


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