Paramount Pictures’ thriller A Quiet Place thundered to a smash No.1 opening at the U.S. weekend box office, with a massive $50.3 million in 3,508 theaters.
That marks the second highest domestic opening of the year to date behind only Black Panther.
Directed and co-written by John Krasinski who also stars alongside Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place has garnered rave reviews, currently holding an solid 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, with a B+ CinemaScore.
Paramount’s president of domestic distribution Kyle Davies, attributed the film’s success to positive word of mouth. “There was a lot of momentum going into the weekend that never stopped,” Davies said. “John Krasinski has emerged as an incredible filmmaker with a story that’s simple, but has clearly resonated with audiences.”
In the modern horror thriller A Quiet Place, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.
Paramount Pictures in association with Michael Bay presents a Platinum Dunes Production of A Quiet Place, directed by John Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt, Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. The screenplay is by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski from a story by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck. The producers are Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller and the executive producers are Celia Costas, Krasinski, Allyson Seeger, Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and Aaron Janus.
In Philippine cinemas April 11, A Quiet Place is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.