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“A Quiet Place” Makes Loud Debut, Dominates US Friday Box Office

“A Quiet Place” unsurprisingly led the Friday box office.

John Krasinski - A Quiet Place / Paramount

Critically acclaimed horror film “A Quiet Place” made a predictably loud statement on opening day.

The film earned $19.0 million Friday, which easily positioned it as the day’s #1 film.

The tally, moreover, positions the film for an opening weekend bow in the $44-48 million. That will be enough for a dominant first-place finish.

New release “Blockers” took second place with $7.8 million Friday, while “Ready Player One” grabbed third with $6.8 million.

The two films may, however, switch places on the weekend chart. Analysts have “Blockers” closing the weekend with $19-22 million and “Ready Player One” earning $21-25 million.

“Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” (#4, $2.5 million) and “Black Panther” (#5, $2.3 million) completed Friday’s Top 5. They, too, may switch positions on the weekend chart; “Black Panther” should finish the weekend with $8-9 million, while “Acrimony” will likely earn $7-8 million.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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