‘A Quiet Place’ Wins Box Office With $45 Million

John Krasinski’s thriller “A Quiet Place” is set to make a loud debut at the box office this weekend with $45 million from 3,508 North American theaters.The film, which premiered at SXSW to favorable reviews, stars Krasinski and Emily Blunt as parents trying to keep their children safe in a world where alien creatures can hunt you if you make a sound.“A Quiet Place,” from Paramount, is crushing early forecasts, which had placed it in the $30 million range. It earned around $19 million on Friday, with an impressive $4.3 million from Thursday previews, and is sitting at a 97% certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.The thriller marks the first Paramount title to outperform expectations since Jim Gianopulos took over the studio a year ago and should be highly profitable, given the $17 million price tag. Andrew Form and Brad Fuller produced via Platinum Dunes.In second place is the sophomore frame of ...

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