'A Quiet Place' dethrones 'Ready Player One' at the weekend box office

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A Quiet Place already seems to be a celebrity favorite. For some perspective, Paramount's biggest movie of past year was Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight only opened with $44.9 million and grossed $130.2 million domestically. As it stands now, A Quiet Place is simply one of the best original horror films in recent memory, and one of the best films of 2018 by far. This gives it an eight-week domestic total of $665.4 million and a worldwide total somewhere around $1.3 billion. The weekend was up 35.3 percent from previous year.

Tyler Perry's latest offering, Tyler Perry's Acrimony, fell sharply in its second week to sixth place, bringing in $8.1 million, about half of what it earned in its first week of release. Universal's raunchy R-rated comedy - directed by Kay Cannon and starring John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz - released in line with projections for an impressive $21.4 million debut in 3,379 theaters. While the movie's "B" CinemaScore isn't great, we can probably expect it to do well even as colleges get back from spring break. "So this idea of, when I did my re-write I thought I could really make this a metaphor for parenthood, I could really make this a metaphor that I believe in and I see immediately, this idea of protecting your kids, what would you do for them and how far would you go to protect to them".

Elsewhere, Marvel's Black Panther continues to perform like the juggernaut it is, holding onto fourth place with $8.4 million this weekend. The top two domestic earners remain Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.6 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million). That's sufficient to land it that the second premier national opening of this year to date supporting "Black Panther", which opened in February with $202 million.

The Ted Kennedy scandal pic Chappaquiddick from Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios, opened to $6.2-M from 1,560 theaters at #7.

Now we know for sure, if you haven't seen A Quiet Place, you have to take Reynold's word.

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The final new wide release of the weekend, LD Entertainment's "The Miracle Season", starring Helen Hunt, opened with $4.1 million, above analysts' predictions of $3 million. The scribe duo said Krasinski wanted Simmonds to play the character of Regan Abbott, his on-screen deaf daughter in the film about a family trying to survive in silence.

For one weekend, at least, just about everything Hollywood could throw at moviegoers worked.

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"And the rationale I did not do it was as a result of I believed it could go considered one of two methods: One, I say will you be in it and she or he says no". "You can't throw a number like this without playing to everyone", Davies said, referring to the opening-weekend total. Horror movies aren't known for legs but they also aren't known for large budgets.

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