– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Click the audio file above to hear the Los Fanboys Box Office Report for analysis into this past weekend.

This past weekend saw the wide release of two films in the form of A Quiet Place and Blockers, and the limited release of Chappaquiddick and The Miracle Season.

In at No. 1 in a bit of an unexpected debut is A Quiet Place. This is the horror-thriller directed by John Krasinski. The film was expected to debut in the low-$20 million range, but ended up with a solid $50 million. This means that, with its $17 million budget with a relatively new director, it beat out Steven Spielberg’s $150 million-plus ode to pop culture. Kind of goes to show where the moviegoing audience’s dollars are really going.

At No. 2, we have Ready Player One with $25.1 million. It seems like quite the drop-off when first looking at it (especially compared to A Quiet Place), but it’s only a 40 percent drop — which is quite solid for a blockbuster. It’s made around $391 million worldwide so far, which ain’t bad. When all said and done, I think it’ll need around $450 million in order to break even, so it’s not incredibly far off from that goal.

At No. 3 is the Leslie Mann and John Cena-starring comedy Blockers. It took in a respectable $21.4 million, meaning that it’s pretty much covered its budget. Of course, it’s still not making a profit, as it needs to cover its marketing, but given the overall solid response, it seems like this is a likely prospect.

What do you think of this past weekend at the box office? Let us know in the comments down below!

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 08, are below.

Quiet Place, A – Paramount – $50.0M
Ready Player One – Warner Bros. – $25.1M
Blockers – Universal – $21.4M
Black Panther – Disney – $8.4M
I Can Only Imagine – Roadside Attractions – $8.4M
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony – Lionsgate – $8.1M
Chappaquiddick – ESMP – $6.2M
Sherlock Gnomes – Paramount – $5.6M
Pacific Rim Uprising – Universal – $4.9M
Isle of Dogs – Fox Searchlight – $4.6M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 08, are below.

Ready Player One – Warner Bros. – $106.8M
Quiet Place, A – Paramount Pictures – $71.0M
Blockers – Universal – $24.6M
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $20.2M
Pacific Rim Uprising – Multiple – $17.3M
Black Panther – Disney – $12.9M
Hindi Medium – CNFC – $11.7M
I Can Only Imagine – Multiple – $8.5M
Sherlock Gnomes – Paramount – $8.3M
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony – Lionsgate – $8.0M

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SOURCE: comScore, Box Office Mojo

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.