'A Quiet Place' Is The Silent Horror Film Shaming Noisy Cinema Eaters

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"We always knew we had something special from the first screenings".

Directed by Krasinski, who is best known for his role as the amiable Jim Halpert in TV series The Office, A Quiet Place has stunned critics by enjoying a whopping opening weekend box office haul of $US50 million.

John Krasinski is such a jokester!

Still flourishing in its eighth week out, Black Panther netted US$8.4 million for fourth spot.

The 38-year-old actor continued his love fest for A Quiet Place, describing it as "freaking dope" and "unlike anything you've ever seem".

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The pic also boasts a B+ CinemaScore and a very strong 97% from Rotten Tomatoes. This is the second largest opening weekend of 2018 so far but that will probably change in the next few weeks as the opening of Infinity War looms.

Kyle Davies, Paramount's president of domestic distribution, attributed the film's success to positive word of mouth following SXSW, where the film premiered March 9.

Warning: Minor spoiler below if you haven't seen "A Quiet Place". "John Krasinski has surfaced within a outstanding film maker having a narrative that's simple, but has definitely resonated with crowds". Quite honestly many horror movies are created to make people scream even if the intent to avoid the killer or the monsters is to remain quiet in the hopes that they'll leave and go seek mayhem elsewhere.

It has already topped the U.S. box office, but is unlikely to be great for cinema popcorn sales, as people have been shaming other movie-goers for eating, or even breathing, too loudly during screenings.

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It is noteworthy to mention this movie is the directorial debut of its lead actor Krasinski and this is an impressive start to, hopefully, a future in directing movies as well as acting in them. "Black Panther", $8.4 million ($4.5 million international). 5. The film also passed Titanic and at $665.3 million it stands as the third highest grossing domestic release of all-time.

Rounding out the top five is Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions' "I Can Only Imagine", with $8.4 million in 2,894 theaters. "We were making micro-budget films and studying film history".

Two other offerings that debuted over the weekend, "Chappaquiddick" and "The Miracle Season", brought in a bit more than estimated.

Chappaquiddick, about the 1969 Ted Kennedy scandal, opened in seventh place.

While the 2018 box office is down 2.1 percent compared to 2017, this weekend is up 35 percent compared to the same weekend previous year.

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