John Kransinski’s A Quiet Place has opened to a whopping $70 million worldwide – that’s $50 million across the U.S. and Canada, and a further $20 million throughout the rest of the world, making it the second biggest opening of the year, creeping up behind Black Panther.
The unmissable horror exceeded expectations surpassing its $17 million budget in its first weekend. And, to top it off, its Paramount Pictures’ biggest opening since 2016’s Star Trek Beyond which is a pretty loud and clear statement for a film that has very little dialogue.
Emily Blunt stars as Evelyn Abbot, the wife of Lee Abbott (John Krasinski) and mother of their on-screen children Marcus (Noah Jupe) and Regan (Millicent Simmonds). The actress who is married to Krasinski in real-life revealed she made him fire a good friend and actress whom she referred to as “so-and-so” after she enjoyed reading the script. She admitted on BBC One’s The Graham Norton Show “We had just had our second child and I was about to do Mary Poppins, and so I was in a sort of general feeling of joy, I didn’t know if I wanted to go towards the darkness of the pitch that he’d given me” but after she read the script she told him “you need to call her (“so-and-so”) and fire her”! Blunt also joked that they are still friends with the unnamed actress “until the movie comes out”.
Don’t miss A Quiet Place in cinemas now!