Things certainly weren’t quiet at the box office this weekend, as horror returned to the top of the box office after a week’s respite. Meanwhile, Amy Schumer’s latest wasn’t a draw, while a cult classic proved profitable. Here’s what went down.
A Quiet Place returned to the number one spot in its third weekend with $22 million, after to falling to second last week with the arrival of Rampage in theatres. So far, John Krasinski’s near silent horror film has grossed an outstanding $132 million in North America on a budget of $17 million. It won’t be too long until a sequel is announced, I’m sure, as the creators have said they have plenty of ideas for more films set in this world.
As for the rest of the top five, Rampage fell to second place with $21 million, and when the actuals arrive on Monday, it could very well be in first. Either way, the film only had a 41% drop week to week, which is a solid performance, though it’s still far away from the massive hit we tend to expect from Dwayne Johnson.
Debuting in third place with $16.2 million is Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty, which proved unappealing to the comedian’s fan base. Behind it in fourth $14.7 million is Super Troopers 2, which immediately made back its $13.5 million budget, and proved to have more appeal that many expected, myself included.
Finally, Truth or Dare closed things out in fifth place with $7.9 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) A Quiet Place – $24 million
2) Rampage – $20 million
3) I Feel Pretty – $15 million
4) Ready Player One – $6.5 million
5) Blockers – $5.5 million
And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:
1) A Quiet Place – $22 million
2) Rampage – $21 million
3) I Feel Pretty – $16.2 million
4) Super Troopers 2 – $14.2 million
5) Truth or Dare – $7.9 million
Next weekend sees the release of the epic Avengers: Infinity War. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!