With a new film pushing its way to number every weekend for the past few weekends, the first weekend in April follows suit, with the original horror film “A Quiet Place” shoving out “Ready Player One” with a huge $50 million opening. Box Office Mojo had predicted “A Quiet Place” landing somewhere between $33-40 million over the weekend and it blew past those expectations. Originally, this felt like a echoing of the directorial debut horror film of Jordan Peele’s film “Get Out” from last year, which opened to $33,377,060, so “A Quiet Place” blew past that as well, although I do not expect this one to land any Oscars attention despite being a formidable horror title in its own right. “Ready Player One” fell about 41%, making it number two. “Blockers,” the R-rated comedy from Universal, landed at number three with $20.5 million, a hair higher than what was being predicted.

The Ted Kennedy political drama, “Chappaquiddick,” couldn’t unseat “Black Panther,” “Tyler Perry’s Acrimony,” or faith-based film “I Can Only Imagine” even with $5.7 million, as these films have been on a serious role since their release. “Black Panther” even passed “Titanic” in the biggest cumulative domestic box office of all-time. The only other new release on the list was volleyball drama “The Miracle Season,” starring Helen Hunt, which landed just outside the Top 10 with $3.9 million, beat by Wes Anderson’s “Isle Of Dogs” which earned $4.5 million and will see its final roll out next weekend as it finally goes wide. The new release “You Were Never Really Here,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, missed the Top 25 completely, coming in at number 29 with $132,829, but with that being at only three theaters, it took home the per theater average win with a huge $44,276 per theater. “A Quiet Place” was the second closest, with $14,311.

Bella Thorne’s “Midnight Sun” saw the biggest fall within the top 25 of the weekend, with an almost 77% fall and seven spot drop on the list, while “Tomb Raider” also endured a seven spot drop with over a 60% drop in box office. After a month in release, its not looking like “Tomb Raider” will recoup its $94 million production budget, landing currently at only $50 million and falling off the list fast. The biggest drop on or off the top 25 was Steven Soderbergh’s “Unsane” which dropped a whopping 93% and fell from number 16 to 32. “The Leisure Seeker” had the biggest spot increase going from number 25 to number 20. Despite having been released on home video since last month, “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” remains on the top 25 and is apparently edging closer and closer to beating out “Spider-Man” as the biggest Sony Pictures release of all-time. Whether or not “Jumanji” can stick around next week, with the release of another Dwayne Johnson film titled “Rampage” will have to be seen, as “Rampage” looks to be the next big release to land at number one and bump “A Quiet Place” from its throne.

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 A Quiet Place (Par) $50,203,562 ($50,203,562) $17m 1st N even
2 Ready Player One (WB) $24,624,178 ($96,484,703) $175m* 2nd #1 down
3 Blockers (Uni) $20,556,350 ($20,556,350) $21m 1st N even
4 Black Panther (BV) $8,704,968 ($665,630,708) $200m* 8th #3 down
5 Tyler Perry’s Acrimony (LGF) $8,380,983 ($31,665,563) $20m* 2nd #2 down
6 I Can Only Imagine (RAtt) $7,801,111 ($68,528,313) $7m 4th #4 down
7 Chappaquiddick (ENTMP) $5,765,854 ($5,765,854) ** 1st N even
8 Sherlock Gnomes (Par) $5,436,068 ($33,734,129) $59m 3rd #6 down
9 Pacific Rim: Uprising (Uni) $4,824,245 ($54,837,305) $150m 3rd #5 down
10 Isle Of Dogs (FoxS) $4,562,854 ($12,011,788) ** 3rd #11 up
11 The Miracle Season (Mirr/LD) $3,950,652 ($3,950,652) ** 1st N even
12 A Wrinkle In Time (BV) $3,301,707 ($90,274,463) $103m* 5th #8 down
13 Love, Simon (Fox) $2,767,003 ($37,544,267) $17m 4th #9 down
14 Tomb Raider (WB) $1,926,315 ($55,070,405) $94m 4th #7 downdown
15 Paul, Apostle of Christ (Sony) $1,772,226 ($15,003,077) $5m 3rd #10 downdown
16 The Death Of Stalin (IFC) $1,108,754 ($5,596,367) ** 5th #17 up
17 God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (PFR) $1,094,495 ($4,912,576) ** 2nd #12 downdown
18 Game Night (WB) $1,072,746 ($67,216,416) $37m 7th #13 downdown
19 Peter Rabbit (Sony) $967,606 ($113,277,600) $50m 9th #14 downdown
20 The Leisure Seeker (SPC) $527,339 ($1,769,453) ** 11th #25 upup
21 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (Sony) $441,016 ($403,652,109) $90m 16th #20 down
22 Midnight Sun (ORF) $423,183 ($9,200,204) ** 3rd #15 downdown
23 The Greatest Showman (Fox) $370,458 ($172,961,890) $84m 16th #19 down
24 Red Sparrow (Fox) $260,341 ($46,282,882) $69m 6th #18 downdown
25 Baaghi 2 (FIP) $249,864 ($1,165,548) $9.2m* 2nd #22 down

***ALL DOMESTIC NUMBERS FROM BOX OFFICE MOJO***

OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK

Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
Annihilation (Par) $32,501,281
$40m 7th #4
(-$7.5m)
Death Wish (MGM) $33,674,509
$30m 6th #3 (+$3.7m)
The Strangers: Prey At Night (Aviron) $24,075,961 $5m* 5th #3
(+$19.1m)
Unsane (BST) $7,690,042
($10,660,034)
$1.2m* 3rd #11 (+$6.5m)
(+$9.5m)

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