A Quiet Place debuts as the weekend box office champ!

By Alexandra Heilbron on April 8, 2018 | 2 Comments

A Quiet Place posterThis weekend, two new releases made it into the top five at the weekend box office, with John Krasinski‘s A Quiet Place taking over the number one spot. Check out what was popular with moviegoers!

Topping the charts was the new thriller, A Quiet Place, directed by John Krasinski, who stars alongside his real-life wife, Emily Blunt, as parents who are trying to keep their children safe from creatures who hunt by sound only. It took in $50 million in its opening weekend and has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. Our users rated it 4.4 stars out of 5 stars.

Dropping to second place was last week’s champ, Ready Player One, about a teen (Tye Sheridan) who wants to take over an immersive virtual universe called the OASIS. It earned an additional $25 million for a domestic total of $96.9 million and has a great rating of 4.3 stars from our readers.

The raunchy comedy Blockers, about three concerned parents (Leslie MannIke BarinholtzJohn Cena) of high school daughters set to attend prom, debuted in third place with $21.4 million and a rating of 3 stars.

The popular superhero movie Black Panther dropped only one spot to fourth, earning an additional $8.4 million for a domestic total of $665.4 million in its eighth weekend in theaters. It has a user rating of 2.2 stars.

Rounding out the top five was the inspirational drama I Can Only Imagine, which earned an additional $8.35 million in its third weekend for a domestic total of $69 million. It has a rating of 4.5 stars from viewers. ~Alexandra Heilbron

Comments & Discussion

  1. Janice • April 8, 2018 @ 8:59 PM

    GreAt movie!

  2. Glenn • April 9, 2018 @ 12:03 PM

    I don’t think even the Producer/Stars thought this would turn into a massive little surprise hit at the box office but if you do watch it at the Box office you are in for a terrifying treat. The director John Krasinski and one of the stars of the film but not the STAR of the film (that belongs to Millicent Simmonds AND Noah Jupe) has spun a nice, neat little concept and suspenseful package into a satisfying movie. All that was needed was Michael Myers to pop out of the bush and rush into a cardiac arrest. No doubt from his film upbringing and school days watching Hitchcock, Spielberg’s Jaws and Scott’s original Aliens. If anything I thought the movie to be a little short in duration and a little rushed towards the conclusion but the buildup, sub-story plots to that point are just enough to make you jump or curl in your movie seat. You are so scared to crunch on your popcorn or unravel your Maltesers. The experience in our theatre was fantastic…no one did MOVE or MAKE a sound, even to the washroom. if you like loud, banging movies perhaps this will not be up your alley but this is little gem of a horror flick should not be overlooked. G>)

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