Weekend Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Passes ‘Titanic’ To Become the #3 All-Time Blockbuster
A Quiet Place had a huge debut in theaters, scoring an impressive $50 million opening weekend against a budget of just $17 million. But let’s not bury the lede here: While A Quiet Place scored the top spot on the box-office chart, Black Panther crossed a truly incredible milestone: It became the #3 movie of all-time in the United States, pushing past Titanic. Here’s the full weekend box office chart:
|1||A Quiet Place||$50,000,000||$14,253||$50,000,000|
|2||Ready Player One||$25,060,000 (-40%)||$5,919||$96,920,525|
|4||Black Panther||$8,430,000 (-26%)||$3,069||$665,355,740|
|5||I Can Only Imagine||$8,356,800 (-20%)||$2,888||$69,084,002|
|6||Tyler Perry’s Acrimony||$8,065,000 (-53%)||$4,020||$31,349,580|
|8||Sherlock Gnomes||$5,600,000 (-20%)||$2,049||$33,898,061|
|9||Pacific Rim Uprising||$4,910,000 (-47%)||$1,869||$54,919,060|
|10||Isle of Dogs||$4,600,000 (+56%)||$8,303||$12,048,934|
In three days, A Quiet Place became the biggest hit of John Krasinski’s career as a director. (His previous two features grossed a combined $1 million. So A Quiet Place is only 50 times bigger than that.) The horror film about a family threatened by monsters, starring Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt, got a B+ CinemaScore, so we’ll see how well the film holds up next weekend as word-of-mouth gets around. Even if it peters out quickly, A Quiet Place will definitely turn a profit, and become one of the success stories of the first half of 2018.
The second-biggest movie of the weekend was Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s high-energy adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel about a future dominated by virtual-reality video games. The movie dropped just 40 percent from last weekend, not bad for a film of this size, and grossed an estimated $25 million. With $96 million in U.S. theaters so far, Ready Player One is sure to become Spielberg’s first $100 million domestic hit since Lincoln in 2012. It’s already made $391 million worldwide, more than The Adventures of Tintin or Minority Report.
Third place on the box-office chart went to Blockers, a new teen comedy about a trio of girls who decide to lose their virginity before the end of high school (and their three parents, who vow to stop them). The film grossed $21.4 million, a very solid debut given the strong competition in theaters this weekend, and a good start for a movie that cost only $21 million to make. (The film’s B CinemaScore isn’t great however, and might be a bad sign for its future in theaters.) Next up was Black Panther, and yes, its $8.4 million moves it into third place all time on the list of domestic hits in front of James Cameron’s Titanic. (With $760.5 million, Avatar’s position as the second biggest hit ever remains secure.) In fifth place was the faith-based drama I Can Only Imagine.
A Quiet Place had an excellent $14,253 average per screen, but the best PSA of the weekend belonged to Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, a dark character study starring Joaquin Phoenix. In three theaters, the film grossed $129,911, for an average for $43,304. Pretty good for a movie that was never really here. (Sorry sorry I’m trying to delete it.)
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