A Quiet Place took the top spot at the box office with an outstanding $50 million opening weekend. Paramount Pictures has to be ecstatic about the film’s debut, especially considering it was made for just $17 million. John Krasinski’s earning high praise from critics (and audiences) for directing, co-writing, and starring in the thriller which is currently sitting at 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. (179 Rotten Tomatoes-approved critics gave it a positive review while only six gave it below average scores.) Audiences agreed with the majority of critics, with CinemaScore reporting the film has a B+ rating among ticket buyers.
The weekend’s other big release, Universal Pictures’ Blockers, performed about as expected and delivered a third place finish. The April 6-8, 2018 weekend also saw Black Panther passing by Titanic on the list of all-time top grossing films, domestically. Marvel and Disney’s Black Panther has grossed $665 million domestically and $634 million in foreign markets, for an international total of $1.29 billion since opening in theaters on February 16, 2018. It needs to cross the $761 million mark to take over the #2 spot on the domestic all-time top 10 list from Avatar.
A Quiet Place will attempt to retain the top spot on the box office chart when it faces off against the horror film Truth or Dare and the action thriller Rampage, both opening on April 13, 2018.
Box Office Top 10: April 6-8, 2018
- A Quiet Place – $50,000,000
- Ready Player One – $25,060,000
- Blockers – $21,439,000
- Black Panther – $8,430,000
- I Can Only Imagine – $8,356,000
- Tyler Perry’s Acrimony – $8,065,000
- Chappaquiddick – $6,200,000
- Sherlock Gnomes – $5,600,000
- Pacific Rim Uprising – $4,910,000
- Isle of Dogs – $4,600,000
The A Quiet Place Plot: In the modern horror thriller A Quiet Place, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.