‘A Quiet Place’ Whispers to the Top of the Box Office with Record-Breaking Opening

What do you get when you combine Emily Blunt, John Krasinski and a terrifying little horror film called A Quiet Place? Box-office gold. 

The Krasinski-directed film had the most profitable opening weekend in the history of original horror films, earning more than $50 million domestically and proving that silence, quite literally, is golden. 

The popularity of the Krasinski and Blunt centered film far surpassed the expectations of critics and Paramount, the film’s distributor. A Quiet Place cost $17 million to make, and the studio expected it to open at a modest $20 million. Well, it hit that number…and then some. 

After a monumental opening weekend, the horror flick is pacing to surpass $150 million in the U.S. alone. It’s also looking like A Quiet Place will become the first film in the genre to break $100 million in 2018.

On top of the film’s financial success, it has earned a nearly perfect Rotten Tomatoes score and the praise of celebrities such as Chris Pratt and Ryan Reynolds. 

Best to leave the crunchy snacks at home for this one.


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