'A Quiet Place' Wins Weekend Box Office Again!

Lawrence Kim
April 23, 2018

Paramount's "A Quiet Place" continues to perform very well at the box office in its third weekend, as early estimates have it taking back the No. 1 spot with a $20-21 million total after making $6.4 million on Friday.

Analysts at Box Office Pro were forecasting $23 million in sales for "A Quiet Place". But it's all "a relative calm before the storm" with Avengers: Infinity War expected to pillage the box office next weekend for $190 million to $235 million, Variety reports.

"A Quiet Place" will probably top the second weekend of the decidedly not-quiet "Rampage", which should add about $18 million to its domestic total today through Sunday. Arriving 16 years after the first film, which debuted in 2002 with $6.2 million, this is a tough film to comp, at least if you're looking for anything that opened in the past five to six years or so. Luckily, "Rampage" has been able to justify its expensive price tag with a strong global showing.

Busy Philipps, Aidy Bryant, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Sasheer Zamata, Lauren Hutton, and Tom Hopper also star in I Feel Pretty, which was written and directed by Never Been Kissed's Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. The film, which also received a B+ CinemaScore, now sits at a 35 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

The weekend also sees the release of Fox Searchlight's Super Troopers 2 and Lionsgate's release of Traffik into a moderate number of locations. The movie's current score on Rotten Tomatoes is an unenthusiastic 34 percent, but moviegoers enjoyed it more than critics, awarding it a B+ CinemaScore from audiences, with women under 25 responding the most enthusiastically. The audience score of the sequel, however, is down significantly from the original's, at 68 percent compared to the first movie's 90 percent.

Tracking services peg the film for a debut around $13-15 million, which may seem low in comparison to Schumer's last two releases, but we're also not talking about a direct, apples-to-apples comp.

"People just want to find something they can have a good time with", he said. In tenth is Lionsgate's new thriller "Traffik", which is estimated to make $3.5-4 million from 1,046 screens. Truth or Dare eked out Ready Player One for fifth, $7.9 million to $7.5 million. Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey lead the thriller, which scored US$7.9 million in 3,068 locations. This makes comparisons a little more hard, but Fox is comping the $1.5 million preview performance for Blockers a couple weeks ago, which hints at bigger things ahead than originally anticipated.

The domestic box office is up 12.6 percent compared to the same weekend last year, though the year to date box office is down 2.4 percent. It'll get tougher for smaller films to stand out starting next weekend with the release of Walt Disney Co.'s "Avengers: Infinity War", a Marvel superhero picture that kicks off Hollywood's summer blockbuster season.

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