This week moviegoers had the option to see a comedy or a thriller, and most chose thriller. The sex-comedy “Blockers” opened against the thriller “A Quiet Place” this weekend, with “The Miracle Season” and “Chappaquiddick” hoping to make a splash at the specialty box-office. The box-office is a little crowded this weekend, with “Black Panther,” “Ready Player One,” and “Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” still doing well in theaters across the nation, but all of these films will have another battle next weekend, as big-hitters like “Rampage” and “Truth or Dare” are hit theaters across the country.
After a week of terrific reviews, “A Quiet Place” opened with a $50M weekend across 3,508 locations. “A Quiet Place” was directed by John Krasinski, the film stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. The impressive opening weekend was enough to dethrone “Ready Player One,” which took second place after grossing $25M across 4,234 locations. “Ready Player One” was directed by Steven Spielberg, the film features Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Ben Mendelsohn, TJ Miller, and Mckenna Grace. The film passed the $300M mark during the week, and became Warner Bros. Pictures highest grossing release in China.
Universal Pictures’ “Blockers” opened to third-place overall on the domestic charts, bringing in $21.4M across 3,379 locations. “Blockers” was directed by Kay Cannon, the comedy stars Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Ike Barinholtz.
The new releases pushed “Black Panther” to number-four this weekend, but the film still made over $8.4M, raising the film’s eight-week total to just over $665M domestically. “Black Panther” was written and directed by Ryan Coogler, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
“I Can Only Imagine” continued its reign in the top-five this weekend, bringing in another $8.3M across 2,894 locations. “I Can Only Imagine” was directed by Andrew and Joe Erwin, the film stars J. Michael Finley, Brody Rose, and Trace Adkins
At the limited-release box office, “Chappaquiddick” averaged $3,974 a theater on opening weekend, and the film grossed over $6.2M overall. “Chappaquiddick” was directed by John Curran, the film stars Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Olivia Thirlby, and Jim Gaffigan. “The Miracle Season” had a slightly lower average of $2,424 per theaters, but did gross over $4M over the weekend. “The Miracle Season” was directed by Sean McNamara, the film stars Helen Hunt and William Hurt.