Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Economy | By Melissa Porter

John Krasinski to Follow A QUIET PLACE With LIFE ON MARS

John Krasinski to Follow A QUIET PLACE With LIFE ON MARS

Directed by John Krasinski, who also stars alongside wife Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place follows a family living in silence in order to hide from creatures that hunt their prey by sound.

While "Rampage" narrowly topped "A Quiet Place" on Friday, analysts expected the latter to claim #1 for the full weekend.

Critics were mixed about the "Rampage", giving it a 51 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.

On Friday afternoon, New Line's Rampage appeared to be dropping like a rock at the US box office, with first projections suggesting the big-budget movie might not earn much more than $28 million in its launch.

Overseas, Rampage roared loudly in China, biting off $55 million for a foreign debut of $114.1 million and solid global start of $148.6 million. The film has added about $51.7 million from foreign markets.

The parody trailer mashup combines key scenes from "The Office" - like "the longest silent streak in office history" - with tense scenes and music from "A Quiet Place". A strong rating like that suggests positive word-of-mouth, which may help the film do well into its second and third weeks. The film has been received poorly with a B- CinemaScore grade and a 15 percent RT score.

Rounding out the top five are "Ready Player One", adding $11.2 million domestically in its third weekend to take the #4 spot (with a worldwide tally to date of $474.8 million), while "Blockers" came in at #5, bringing in $10.3 million domestically this weekend.

Truth or Dare, the latest microbudget collaboration from Universal and Blumhouse, opened to strong $19.2 million in the USA despite competition from A Quiet Place. Two weekends before "Avengers" hits theaters, the film now has a domestic total of $673.8 million and a global total of $1.31 billion.

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