Paramount Pictures' high-concept horror movie is on track to earn an estimated $50 million from 3,508 theaters in the US and Canada this weekend, exceeding expectations while unseating last week's No. 1 movie, Ready Player One, and holding off fellow new release Blockers. In an interview with THR, co-scribes Scott Beck and Bryan Woods reveal that it was Krasinski who made a huge effort to make sure Simmonds was cast in the role.
Surprisingly, the movie made on a budget of $17 million. However, when the mother (Emily Blunt) gets pregnant again, they have to figure out a way to survive what is sure to be a noisy night.
And while all that was going on, Disney's "Black Panther" is still chugging along. Co-starring his real-life wife Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place is making huge noise in its first weekend at the domestic box office, capturing $19 million on its way to what is expected to be a $46 million opening in its first three-day frame. This gamer pipe dream film continues to perform very well overseas, almost tripling its domestic haul at the foreign box office.
Also opening to good buzz and positive critical reviews was the R-rated comedy Blockers.
The film has drawn rave reviews, with a 97 per cent Rotten Tomatoes rating. Still, it should hold far better than another recent critical horror darling, The Witch, which opened to $25 million but a toxic CinemaScore of "C-". The movie's domestic total is now at $665.3 million, putting it in third place all-time at the domestic box office (not counting inflation), passing "Titanic" ($659.3 million). The film, which has a B CinemaScore, was predicted to bring in between $2 and $4 million.
LD Entertainment's The Miracle Season, starring Helen Hunt, brought in an estimated $1.4 million yesterday in 1,707 theaters, pointing to an opening weekend of around $4 million.
Early in the show, Jon also teases some of his thoughts on the movies coming out at San Francisco Film Festival, including Won't You Be My Neighbor, Searching and The Miseducation of Cameron Post.