A 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.