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A Quiet Place Makes Some Noise with a $50 Million Debut Weekend

A Quiet PlaceA Quiet Place won the weekend while another debut, Blockers had a solid start. A Quiet Place debuted with an estimated $50 million. That’s the second largest three-day opening of the year so far. The film was written and directed by John Krasinski and had a $17 million budget. The film received praise from critics and a “B+” CinemaScore. The audience was 51% female and 63% of the crowd aged 25 or older. It is expect that debut number will rise higher once the final numbers for the weekend are in.

Internationally, the film debuted in 40 markets and brought in an estimated $21 million for a global total of $71 million.

Dropping to second was last weekend’s winner, Ready Player One. The film brought in $25 million, a 40% drop. Domestically the film has earned $96.9 million and $294.4 internationally for a total of $391.3 million.

In third pace was another debut, Blockers. The R-rated comedy earned an estimated $21.4 million. The film received a “B” CinemaScore with an opening weekend audience that was 51% female and 56% over the age of 25.

The film opened in 15 markets internationally where it earned $3.2 million. It’ll open in Germany next weekend and has 42 markets it still has to release.

In fourth place was Black Panther which dropped 27% in its eighth weekend. The film earned an estimated $8.4 million domestically, the film has earned $665 million. That makes it the third highest grossing domestic release of all-time passing Titanic (not adjusted for inflation). It would have to earned another $95 million to pass Avatar which is in second place.

Internationally, the film added $4.5 million to tat total to bring its international earnings to $635 million for a worldwide total just shy of $1.3 billion.

Rounding out the top five was I Can Only Imagine which earned an estimated $8.35 million an added theaters. Domestically, the film has earned $70 million.

When it comes to other comic related films…

The Death of Stalin came in at #18 slipping just one slot from last week. The film brought in $1.11 million and added 70 theaters. It’s now showing in 554 theaters. The film has earned $5.6 million domestically.

We’ll be back in an hour for a further dive into this year and last year’s comic film adaptations.

Ready Player One Plugs In to First Place

It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, but Ready Player One won the weekend with an estimated $41.2 million haul. For four days, the film earned $53.2 million. It’s Steven Spielberg’s largest opening since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008.

The film received an “A-” CinemaScore and the audience as 59% male and 56% over the age of 25.

Internationally, the film opened in 62 markets and earned an estimated $128 million for a debut of $181.2 million globally. The film opens in Germany on April 5 and in Japan April 20.

The film should have a decent run but has competition with Rampage which opens on April 13 and both films need to earn what they can before Avengers: Infinity War debuts later this month.

In second place was Tyler Perry’s Acrimony which earned an estimated $17.1 million. That film earned an “A-” CinemaScore with an audience that was 74% female and 85% over the age of 25.

In third place was Black Panther with an estimated $11.2 million. The film has now earned $650.7 million domestically, the fifth highest of all time and it will likely wind up in third when its run is over. At the international box office the film added $7.7 million to bring its international gross to $623.2 million and $1.274 billion. It currently places eleventh for all-time worldwide total and will easily move into the top ten passing Frozen.

In fourth place was I Can Only Imagine which dropped from third last week. That film added $10.8 million to its domestic total which now stands at $55.6 million off of a $7 million budget.

Rounding out the top five was Pacific Rim: Uprising which dropped from last weekend’s first place. The film earned $9.2 million a drop of 67.3% and brings its domestic total to $45.7 million. The film has also brought in $186.2 million for a $231.9 million worldwide total. The original brought in $309.2 million with a budget of $40 million higher.

In other comic related films…

The Death of Stalin added $1.5 million to its domestic total to bring that to $3.9 million. The movie is now playing in 484 theaters.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper examination of comic film adaptations.

Pacific Rim: Uprising Beats Black Panther but Black Panther Beats The Avengers

Pacific Rim: Uprising won the weekend knocking Black Panther from the top of the box office. The film earned an estimated $28 million which beat the estimates. It’s far short of the original’s $37.3 million and that film went on to earn $101.8 million domestically and $411 worldwide. Uprising has earned $122.5 million at the foreign box office for a total of $150.5 million. The film did quite well in China where it earned $65 million which was around $20 million more than the original. The film has a budget of $150 million.

After five weeks at the top of the box office, Black Panther dropped to second earning an estimated $16.7 million domestically. Domestically, the film has earned $630.9 million. It’s now the highest earning comic adaptation domestically beating The Avengers which earned $623.3 million. It’s the fifth largest domestic release of all-time and will likely climb higher.

Internationally, Black Panther added an estimated $12.9 million to bring its international total to $606.4 million to bring its worldwide total to $1.237 billion. It’s now the twelfth highest worldwide release of all time passing The Fate of the Furious and it will likely pass last year’s Beauty and the Beast. It’s now the third highest grossing comic adaptation passing Iron Man 3.

In third place was I Can Only Imagine which brought in an estimated $13.8 million domestically to bring its total to $38.3 million. That’s a solid return on its $7 million budget.

In fourth place was another new film, Sherlock Gnomes which brought in an estimated $10.6 million domestically from a budget of $59 million. It also earned $4.6 million at the foreign box office for a total of $15.2 million. That total is a disappointment compared to the original Gnomeo and Juliet which earned $25.3 million in its debut in 2011.

Rounding out the top five was Tomb Raider which added $10.4 million domestically and pushing its domestic total to $41 million after ten days. Internationally it added $34.1 million from 66 markets for an international total of $170 million and $211.7 million worldwide.

In other comic film news…

The Death of Stalin expanded into 140 theaters (up 108 from last week) and earned $1.1 million to bring its domestic total to $2.1 million.

Also debuting was I Kill Giants but that was mostly digitally and a very limited theater release. We’ll have updates if available.

We’ll back in an hour for a deeper dive into comic adaptations at the theater.

Black Panther Wins the Weekend for the Fifth Time in a Row

Black Panther again won the weekend making it five in a row. It’s the first film to do that since Avatar in 2009. It also crossed $600 million domestically, the seventh film to do so. With an estimated $27 million, the film now stands at $605.4 million domestically. The film is $18 million shy of passing Marvel’s The Avengers at the domestic box office at which point it’ll be the highest grossing superhero movie of all-time. The film still has a bit to go to gain that title for worldwide totals. There it’s $400 million shy.

Internationally, Black Panther earned $30 million which pushes its foreign box office to $577.1 million. Worldwide the film has earned $1.183 billion.

In second place was Tomb Raider which brought in an estimated $23.5 million domestically. Overseas, the film is now in 65 territories and earned $84.5 million bringing its foreign box office total to $102.5 million. Its grand total is $126 million off of a $94 million budget. The previous two Tomb Raider films earned $274.7 million and $156.5 million with similar budgets.

In third place was another new film, I Can Only Imagine. The “faith-based” film earned an estimated $17.1 million off of a $7 million budget. That was earned off of 1,629 locations with an impressive $10,476 per theater average.

A Wrinkle in Time dropped to fourth from last week’s second place. It added an estimated $16.6 million to its domestic total to bring that to $61.1 million domestically. Worldwide the film has earned $71.7 million.

Wrapping up the top five was Love, Simon which earned an estimated $11.5 million off of a $17 million budget.

In other comic related films…

The Death of Stalin expanded into 32 theaters bringing in an estimated $580,576 to bring its total to $843,967. Per theater the film earned $18,143 a weekend best.

This coming weekend sees the opening of Pacific Rim: Uprising which we’ll see if it can defeat Kaiju as well as Black Panther.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into the results for the various comic adaptations in theaters.