'A Quiet Place' Makes Noise With $45 Million-Plus Opening


'A Quiet Place' Makes Noise With $45 Million-Plus Opening

The Steven Spielberg film has earned $78 million in its first nine days and another $169 million from worldwide markets, for a global tally of $248 million.

The movie has been directed by John Krasinski and now scores a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. Surprising everyone, A Quiet Place was able to rake in more than $19 million on Friday, including $4.3 million in Thursday previews. 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.

Trackers have the film opening in the high teens, with hopes of a strong multiple as the film will provide theaters with a female-focused comedy at a time when cineplexes are filled with big action films aimed at men. Blockers earned a B CinemaScore, and now sports an 83 percent Rotten Tomatoes Score.

When it comes to box office returns for horror films this year, the releases have been relatively "quiet" at the box office, until Paramount's A Quiet Place was released this weekend.

You can view this weekend's full box office results (via Box Office Mojo) below. That figure represents a modest 40 percent decline from last week's bow and brings the film's domestic total to about $96.9 million through 10 days. The movie, which also features Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, has been hailed by critics with a 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and received a strong marketing push, including a buzzy Super Bowl trailer.

Also off to a promising start after premiering at SXSW is Universal's R-rated comedy Blockers, with about $21.4 million, good for third place and in line with industry projections. The movie stars Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena as three parents who team up to stop their daughters (Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, and Geraldine Viswanathan) from going through with a pact to lose their virginities on prom night.

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.

Marvel Studios' Black Panther will take fourth place this weekend with $2.3 million, which is enough to push it to the $659.2 million mark, which mens it will surpass Titanic as the third highest-growing movie domestically of all time this weekend.



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