Forget about those gigantic gorillas. Never mind those super troopers. Let’s not even worry about Amy Schumer. A Quiet Place made another loud impression on the box office this weekend.
The tense, if strangely bucolic, horror film directed by John Krasinski and starring himself and his wife, Emily Blunt, reclaimed the top spot after a weekend away, collecting an estimated $22 million. That brings its total haul from North America to $132.4 million. That’s also the best domestic gross by any film from Paramount Studios since 2016, according to Box Office Mojo—sneaking past the $130.2 million made by Transformers: The Last Knight last year.
Oh, speaking of A Quiet Place, the horror flick has already become the year’s second highest-grossing movie domestically. To catch Black Panther, it only needs to earn another … um, $550 million or so.
Rampage, last week’s champ, slunk down to second with a $21 million weekend. That brings its total gross to (a somewhat disturbing) $66.6 million, or about what star Dwayne Johnson makes for a particularly charismatic grimace.
Two freshmen come next in our weekly countdown. Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty felt pretty successful, earning about $16.2 million, which was a touch more than prognosticators expected. But the real drop-dead showstopper was Super Troopers 2, which collected $14.7 million. I know, I know, it doesn’t sound like much. But keep this in mind: The original Super Troopers made just $18.5 million during its entire run 16 years ago, and experts pegged this sequel to make less than $8 million in its opening frame.
Traffik, the weekend’s other wide-release newcomer, got stuck in a jam on the box office interstate. It finished with $3.9 million—about $4 million off the pace set by fifth-place Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare—and finished a very distant ninth.
So, good for you, A Quiet Place. But you might want to step up your game. You might need a little more than $22 mil to cool the Avengers’ quinjet next week.