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Box Office: A Quiet Place silently snatches first place from Ready Player One

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Apr 8, 2018, 12:45 PM EDT (Updated)

John Krasinski's directorial debut, A Quiet Place, is on track to silently swipe the top spot at the box office from Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, with $45 million or more by the weekend's end, writes The Hollywood Reporter. At the moment, Krasinski's nearly wordless horror movie has scooped up around $19 million domestically from its Friday release, according to Box Office Mojo.

In any case, it had the second-best opening of 2018, behind Black Panther, with just over $4 million from Thursday night screenings. Speaking of, the 18th Marvel movie is still in the game, making a little more than $2 million in Friday returns, and although Wakanda is not the unstoppable juggernaut it once was, the predecessor to Infinity War will end up with $9 million (via Variety) by weekend's end, placing it comfortably in fourth place. With 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, A Quiet Place is being hailed as one of the best horror flicks since last year's Get Out, and this endorsement alone is enough to ensure a lot more money will be made for the film at the box office. In fact, it might be dominant next week, too, but we'll have to wait and see, as Dwayne Johnson's Rampage bows Friday, April 13. 

Ready Player One will take second place with a high score of just $23 million from 4,234 theaters, a 45% drop from its domestic debut of $53 million. Internationally, it's made over $248 million while becoming the biggest Warner Brothers release ever in China, reports Variety

The sex-based comedy BlockersTyler Perry's Acrimony, and the historical biopic Chappaquiddick will earn the third, fifth, and sixth spots at the box office, respectively. 

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