Paramount's frightening "silent" horror movie "A Quiet Place" proved audiences still love to go to the movies to get scared, as it won the weekend box office with an estimated $50 million, according to boxofficepro.com.
That's a huge success for a movie that has around 15 lines of dialogue and was made for just $17 million.
Directed by John Krasinski, who also stars with his wife Emily Blunt, the movie follows a family trying to survive a group of monsters who are wiping out the human race by attacking anything that makes a sound.
Playing on over 3,500 screens, the horror took in an impressive $19 million on Friday. Sunday's $50 million weekend estimate blows away the industry projects for the movie which ranged from mid-$20 million to low $30 million estimates for the weekend.
Thanks to the hype around the movie, which at one point had a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, it was able to fend off strong competition.
After a strong $41.7 million opening weekend, Warner Bros.'s "Ready Player One" dipped only 40% to earn $25 million this weekend to come in second place. And Universal's R-rated comedy "Blockers," starring John Cena, took in an impressive $21.4 million for third place.
And while all that was going on, Disney's "Black Panther" is still chugging along. The movie's domestic total is now at $665.3 million, putting it in third place all-time at the domestic box office (not counting inflation), passing "Titanic" ($659.3 million).