The two put in weeks of prep going over the script and ideas before getting to set so that it would be smooth sailing when it got to actually making "A Quiet Place", which follows a family who must live in silence as they hide from monsters who hunt anything that makes a sound.
The horror film A Quiet Place easily topped the weekend box office, finishing $25 million ahead of its nearest competition.
Elizabeth Banks sent congratulations to Krasinski on the movie's smashing success during its opening weekend. Along with being a box-office hit, "A Quiet Place" is one of the best reviewed films of the year as well.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in A Quiet Place. The studio has endured a string of disappointments including a trio of high-profile bombs ("Downsizing", "Mother!" and "Suburbicon") in the fall. It ended up with $20.5 million over the weekend, well above most expectations, as it took third place.
Common's raunchy R-rated comedy - directed at Kay Cannon and starring John Cena, Leslie Mann, also Ike Barinholtz - published in accordance with projections to get the impressive £21.4 million introduction in 3,379 theaters.
"This much bigger than expected debut comes in an era of ongoing popularity for the horror genre that in North America alone a year ago generated over $1 billion in box office", media analyst Paul Dergarabedian said, according to Variety. Last Spring's Split opened to around $40 million and ended around $140 million, which was huge.
Andrew Haigh's new film Lean on Pete, starring Charlie Plummer, was released by A24 into four theaters in NY and L.A. where it grossed just under $47k for the weekend or $12.5k per theater.Not bad, but we'll have to see how wide A24 expands the film. The degree of positive response "A Quiet Place" is getting, is so magnificent that it has become Paramount's best non-sequel opening weekend in nearly five years. It is now the third-highest-grossing movie ever at the USA box office (not adjusted for inflation), unseating "Titanic", which finished its domestic run with $659.3 million. Already the highest-grossing superhero film in U.S. history, its cumulative total in the USA and Canada now exceeds US$665 million.
Rounding out the top five, Roadside Attractions' "I Can Only Imagine", now in its fourth week, added $8.4 million (and 246 locations) for a cumulative total of $69.1 million. The Ted Kennedy scandal pic Chappaquiddick launched with a stronger-than-expected $6.1 million.
After three entries in the Cloverfield franchise, the biggest connection between them is their title and that all three are sci-fi thrillers, with the sequels to the original 2008 film all being written as independent stories that Bad Robot Productions and J.J. Abrams tweaked to create a more unifying tone. A+++ 97% on rotten tomatoes for a reason. LD Entertainment's "The Miracle Season", about an inspirational season for a girls' high-school volleyball team, opened with $4.1 million. The weekend was up 35.3 percent from past year.
Isle of Dogs (US$4.6 million).