'A Quiet Place' dethrones 'Ready Player One' at the weekend box office

Emily Blunt

The 38-year-old actor stars alongside his wife Emily Blunt in the critically-acclaimed new horror film "A Quiet Place", and John has confessed he's now finally a fan of the genre, having previously been reluctant to convert. I think John has created this incredible world with these characters and I think A Quiet Place definitely lives on its own. Horror movies aren't known for legs but they also aren't known for large budgets.

A Quiet Place was distributed by Paramount, who also owns the Cloverfield franchise. Now might be a good time for us to check out Krasinski's first real writing gig. "A Quiet Place" chronicles the story of a family which struggles to survive amid the invasion of blind, sound-hunting monsters.

As for fellow new release Blockers, the movie sold about 2.2 million tickets, which makes it the biggest comedy debut of the year so far. It's one of those star-studded dramas you can catch for free on a streaming service and is worth a view before catching Krasinski's second chance at directing.

Riding a huge wave of positive reviews and excellent word of mouth - all of which is definitely deserved - Paramount Pictures' A Quiet Place made some serious noise at the box office this past weekend. "She was just so a part of this process that it's the best collaboration I'll ever have".

The Undertaker Returns to WresleMania, Defeats John Cena
But after dismantling Elias and heading up the ramp to the locker room, special effects revealed Undertaker's hat in the ring. In some occasions, the Undertaker's brother, Kane had responded on behalf of his brother but Cena remained unsatisfied.

Ultimately, Krasinski's horror debut was a fantastic success.

The film, which cost an estimated $17 million, also stars Emily Blunt ("Sicario", "The Devil Wears Prada"), Krasinski's wife, and is the first Paramount title to outperform expectations since Jim Gianopulos took over the studio previous year. But engaging the audience on a more visceral level like this is awesome since it not only takes the fear level up to another notch, but it creates a situation in which the normal reactions to a threat will be those that will get a person killed. Shortly after the release of the movie's trailer, a fan theory cropped up claiming A Quiet Place was a secret Cloverfield sequel, which audiences would only learn after seeing the movie. If you want know why casting Blunt as a stressed-out mom made sense, check her out as a strung-out boozehound on the Train.

"A Quiet Place" is now playing at UA Berkeley 7. Especially given that the latest installment of that series, the Netflix-dumped The Cloverfield Paradox, was only seen by 2.8 million people in its first three days, per Nielsen tracking. Similarly, turning to drama, while a great number of incredible films have been released in the years since the introduction of sound that convey emotions silently (watch the Carl and Ellie montage from Up and try not to tear up), have any come close to the best works of Nosferatu filmmaker F. W. Murnau or Russian film pioneer Sergei Eisenstein? A Quiet Place is also both Krasinski and Blunt's best live-action opener of all time.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Border states pledge 1600 troops for Trump's border fight
California and New Mexico, the two other states bordering Mexico, have not made public commitments to sending Guard members. Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas all made new pledges that add up to nearly half of the up to 4,000 troops Trump requested.

Mueller Probing Ukrainian Billionaire's Payment To Trump Charity
According to the Times , the line of inquiry is part of a broader look at foreign money flowing through Trump and his associates. Cohn has been under scrutiny over a $130,000 payment to a porn actress who says she had sex with Trump more than a decade ago.

Korean diplomat reaffirms commitment to 'phased, synchronized' denuclearization
Speaking before a Cabinet meeting at the White House Monday, President Trump said the meeting will happen in May or June. According to multiple reports over the weekend, Kim Jong Un has agreed to discuss denuclearization at the meeting.

Trump Says US 'Cannot Allow' Syrian Chemical Weapons Attacks
Trump condemned the "heinous attack " in Syria and said "Nothing is off the table" when it comes to the USA response. Footage shows images of dead bodies with foam visible on their noses and mouths - a clear sign of a chemical attack.

High turnout in Hungary leads to election delays
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is seeking a fourth term on a platform that openly demonizes migrants to Europe. Polling stations were meant to close at 19:00 (17:00 GMT), but some are staying open hours later due to long queues.

Weightlifting: Amid gold flurry, Vikas settles for bronze
Vikas faltered in his final two attempts in clean and jerk , aiming for a 200kg lift that would have fetched him a silver. But her attempt proved futile as she failed to lift that weight, sparking celebrations in the Indian camp.

Man City team bus attack: Police ask for footage
But it's back to the bread and butter of the Premier League for the Gunners, and they host struggling Southampton at the Emirates. Roy Hodgsons men were unlucky to come out of the game against Liverpool last week with no points and can make amends here.

Gaza buries journalist Yasser Murtaja shot, killed while covering mass protests
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the riots on the Gaza border over the last few weeks on Saturday, saying. The killings of demonstrators, including one journalist , elicited criticism from the United Nations, EU and elsewhere.

Pogba Powers United to a Thrilling Win Over City
After the full-time whistle, Pogba exchanged a few words with Guardiola then headed straight to United's traveling contingent. Manchester United beat Manchester City 3-2 yesterday with Pogba inspiring a stunning second half fightback.

Spain join France, Croatia in semis after epic Ferrer win
John Isner of the United States celebrates his victory over Joris de Loore of Belgium after the first match at the Davis Cup. Germany then took a 2-1 lead when Tim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff won the doubles rubber against Feliciano and Marc Lopez.

The World Was Outraged With Floyd Mayweather's Response To Conor McGregor Incident
Many have even wondered if Mayweather will come out of retirement at all. "But if I do come back it has to be in the octagon". FLOYD MAYWEATHER has hit out at old foe Conor McGregor , saying that he "needs to carry himself like a gentleman".

Migrant caravan Slides up, Mexico calls in U.S. ambassador
The Zelaya siblings, from El Salvador, huddle together, part of a caravan of Central American migrants traveling in Mexico. Organizer Irineo Mujica said, "We will try to find a better way of doing our caravans" in coming years.

Bahrain Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton slumps as Ferrari star in practice
Vettel snatched an opportunistic win for Ferrari in Melbourne two weeks ago, despite Mercedes clearly having the faster vehicle . Ferrari has since been fined 5,000 euros by the FIA for an unsafe release, but Raikkonen avoided a three-place grid penalty.

Men paid more in 78% of employers
Companies which failed face legal action and there was a last-minute dash to meet the deadline. Companies had to file data based on a "snapshot" of their payroll taken on 5 April 2017.

Eriksen double seals victory on Kane's return
The Stoke defenders were not close to Kane from Eriksen's free kick, which was curled into the bottom corner. Brighton had midfielder Davy Propper sent off for a studs-up lunge on Jonathan Hogg in the 74th minute.

Other news