For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App A Quiet Place is directed by John Krasinski. “This is the kind of weekend that Hollywood should try to recreate over and over again. But it was far from the only success story on the weekend, which also saw Universal’s R-rated comedy Blockers open solidly with 21.4 million dollars, Steven Spielberg’s virtual-reality adventure Ready Player One dip only 40 percent with 25.1 million dollars in its second weekend and the period docudrama Chappaquiddick beat expectations with a debut of 6.2 million dollars. In its third weekend, Fox Searchlight’s “Isle of Dogs” grossed $4.6 million in 554 theatres. Krasinski’s third directing effort, which stars himself and wife Emily Blunt is about a family in a future dystopia populated by violent creatures with extremely acute hearing. Though greenlit under the previous leadership, A Quiet Place is the first major success under Jim Gianopulos, who took over as studio head a year ago. But nothing approached the runaway success of A Quiet Place. It’s done especially well in China, where the film has made $161.3 million in two weeks. A24’s Lean on Pete, with Charlie Plummer, debuted with $50,118 on four screens. 2018-04-09T13:25:33+05:30″>
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A Quiet Place stars John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Blockers, starring Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz as parents trying to prevent their daughters from losing their virginity, shrugged off a recent slump for comedies in theaters. “Everyone kind of won this weekend,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. Hollywood had forecast closer to $30 million for the film, which cost just $17 million to make. “We always knew we had something special from the first screenings. Originally planned for an awards season release, the move to spring seemed to give “Chappaquiddick” a better chance to stand out. John Curran’s “Chappaquiddick,” about the 1969 Ted Kennedy scandal, opened with $6.2 million in 1,560 theaters. It marks an unlikely breakthrough for Krasinski, the former Office star many associate more with inter-office romance and deadpan expressions than silent cinematic frights. Related News
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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. The film, which cost about 21 million dollars to make, is the directorial debut of Kay Cannon, a writer whose credits include 30 Rock and Pitch Perfect. “Kay Cannon knocked it out of the park,” said Jim Orr, distribution head for Universal, who credited Cannon with inverting the “double standards” of the teen sex comedy. The Paramount Pictures thriller far exceeded expectations to land one of the top opening weekends for a horror release. The weekend was up 35.3 percent from last year. submitted a bid to acquire Viacom Inc., Paramount’s parent company. The Marvel blockbuster now ranks third all-time domestically with 665.4 million dollars, trailing only Avatar and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. LD Entertainment’s “The Miracle Season,” about an inspirational season for a girls’ high-school volleyball team, opened with $4.1 million. For one weekend, at least, just about everything Hollywood could throw at moviegoers worked. Continuing ticket sales also pushed Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther further into the record books. “Blockers” also heralds a filmmaking breakthrough aided by an enthusiastic response from SXSW audiences. The opening is Paramount’s biggest since 2016’s Star Trek Beyond and its best non-franchise opening since 2013’s World War Z. Final three-day domestic figures will be released Monday. Where available, the latest international numbers also are included. The film, starring Jason Clarke as Kennedy, was acquired by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios at last fall’s Toronto International Film Festival. “We could not be more pleased.”
Despite the competition, Warner Bros.’ Ready Player One held well, bringing its domestic total to $96.9 million. Over the weekend, Black Panther passed 1997’s Titanic, which grossed 659.4 million dollars, though accounting for inflation would put it above $1 billion. With one of the best per-theatre performances of the year, Amazon’s You Were Never Really Here, starring Joaquin Phoenix, opened with $129,911 in three theatres. Yet A Quiet Place rode strong buzz from its SXSW premiere in March, good reviews (97 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and moviegoers’ continuing thirst for horror. But it’s fared even better overseas, where Spielberg’s latest has already grossed $294.4 million. I think this is about great storytelling,” said Kyle Davies, head of domestic distribution for Paramount, who heaped praise on Krasinski. But you don’t get to a number like this without breaking free of the genre. “We’re looking forward to what else he has up his sleeve.”
A Quiet Place is also a badly needed hit for Paramount, which has struggled mightily at the box office in recent years while its ownership has sometimes been in limbo. and Canadian theatres, according to comScore. Earlier this week, CBS Corp.