John Krasinski, Emily Blunt horror flick A Quiet Place tops North American box-office with $46 million opening weekend

FP Staff

April 08, 2018 15:02:39 IST

A Quiet Place, starring John Krasinski and his real life wife Emily Blunt, has performed exceptionally well at the North American box-office. The movie, which released on 6 April across North America, has made a total of $46 million, according to Deadline.

A still from A Quiet Place/Image from Twitter.

A still from A Quiet Place/Image from Twitter.

A small budget movie, A Quiet Place was expected to make around $20 million and just yesterday the average forecasts to was raised to $30 million. Surprising everyone, A Quiet Place was able to rake in more than $19 million on Friday, including $4.3 million in Thursday previews. According to Forbes, the opening for A Quiet Place has been bigger than the opening days for The PurgeSplit and Get Out.

Also read: A Quiet Place movie review: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt-starrer is a masterclass in the art of pacing a horror thriller

Produced by Paramount Pictures, A Quiet Place‘s first three day collection has surpassed the openings of Jordan Peele’s Get Out ($33.3M), M. Night Shyamalan’s Split ($40M), and Paramount’s big summer release Transformers: The Last Knight ($44.7M).

A Quiet Place is set in post-apocalyptic upstate New York which has been taken over by strange spider-like alien creatures. These alien creatures are blind, but make up for it with an extremely heightened power of hearing. Any sound that a person makes will be their last as these creatures burst out of the woods and brutally kill the person; the source of the sound.

The movie has been directed by John Krasinski and currently scores a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Updated Date: Apr 08, 2018 15:02 PM