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‘A Quiet Place’ Crushes At The Box Office

A Quiet PlaceThe importance of originality to moviegoers came across loud and clear at the weekend box office. Paramount’s A Quiet Place — a high-concept horror-thriller directed by John Krasinski that has less than three minutes of dialogue — opened to a booming $50 million from 3,508 theaters in North America, well ahead of expectations and one of the top debuts of all time for a horror title behind last year’s It ($123.4 million). It’s also the second-best three-day bow of the year so far behind Black Panther ($202 million).

The top 12 movies of the weekend, as of Sunday, April 8, are as follows: