|1.||“A Quiet Place”||Paramount||$50,000,000|
|2.||“Ready Player One”||Warner Bros||$25,060,000|
|4.||“Black Panther”||Buena Vista||$8,430,000|
|5.||“I Can Only Imagine”||Roadside Attractions||$8,356,800|
|6.||“Tyler Perry’s Acrimony”||Lionsgate||$8,065,000|
|9.||“Pacific Rim: Uprising”||Universal||$4,910,000|
|10.||“Isle of Dogs”||Fox Searchlight||$4,600,000|
John Krasinksi‘s horror film, “A Quiet Place,” stunned prognosticators this weekend with a $50 million opening. The film enjoyed the second highest opening weekend of 2018, easily beating last weekend’s blockbuster, “Ready Player One.” “A Quiet Place” also earned $21M in foreign markets, giving it a three-day total of $71M worldwide. It also enjoyed a higher opening than similar films “Split” and “The Conjuring.”
Krasinski has many reasons to celebrate this success. Not only did his film from Paramount Pictures perform well, it was well received by critics, too. Check out the Awards Circuit review here.
Steven Spielberg‘s “Ready Player One” fell off 40% in week two, but still held on to second place with $25M. The gamer movie is inching toward $100M domestically, but currently sits at about $96M. It has been a huge hit overseas, though, earning about $294M internationally.
The coming-of-age-ish comedy “Blockers” debuted in third place with $21.5M. With an estimated production budget of $21M, it made that back in the first week. Add another $10.7M in foreign ticket sales, and the film enjoyed an opening weekend of around $32M.
“Black Panther” continues to break records. The world’s favorite Avenger continues to drop in the top five, but still hangs onto the fourth spot with $8.4M. The 18th film in the MCU has earned more than $665M in the US, and is just outside of $1.3 Billion worldwide.
Roadside Attractions continues to surprise with the Christian-themed “I Can Only Imagine.” That film is in the fifth spot, adding $8.3M over the weekend, and bringing its three week total to just under $70M. It is currently the sixth highest grossing Christian film, behind “The Passion of the Christ,” three “Narnia” films, and “Heaven is for Real.’
“Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” dropped from second to sixth with a 53% fall off of last week. The Taraji P. Henson thriller made about $8M, and less than half a million overseas. The movie from Lionsgate has earned $31.4M in ten days and is on pace to end its theatrical run well outside of Perry’s top ten.
Entertainment Studios surprised with “Chappaquiddick” debuting in seventh. The film which stars Jason Clarke as a young Ted Kennedy, earned $6.2M. It is the second highest opening for upstart Entertainment Studios, whose highest opener so far is the 2017 thriller “47 Meters Down.”
Paramount’s animated “Sherlock Gnomes” moved to eighth place with $5.6M. In two and a half weeks, the film has earned $33M in the US, with a worldwide total of $45.8M. The production budget was about $59M.
“Pacific Rim: Uprising” clings to a spot, down from fifth to ninth with $4.9M in week three. The sci-fi/action flick from Universal has brought in about $55M domestic, with $267M overall.
And, by more than doubling its screens, Wes Anderson‘s “Isle of Dogs” moved into the top ten and took in $4.6M. The stop motion animated film from Fox Searchlight has also been in theaters 17 days, but just expanded to more than 500 theaters over the weekend. The film will expand into wide release next week. The most widely released Anderson film to date was the 2009 stop motion “Fantastic Mr. Fox.”
Next week’s theatrical releases include “Borg vs. McEnroe,” “Truth or Dare,” “The Ride,” and “Rampage.”