|"A Quiet Place", starring actor/director John Krasinski (first left) and real-life wife Emily Blunt (second left), has made significant noise at the box office. — AFP Photo|
LOS ANGELES — Sci-fi horror film A Quiet Place snuck its way back to the top of the North American box offices over the weekend, beating out noisier action flick Rampage, industry estimates showed on April 22.
A Quiet Place, an almost wordless Paramount production, stars actor/director John Krasinski and real-life wife Emily Blunt as a couple silently struggling to protect their family from invading aliens that are blind but can track their prey by sound.
The film took in a US$22 million for a total of $132.4 million since opening atop the box office early this month.
Fallen from the top spot to number two was Rampage, starring hard-working Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson as a primatologist who befriends an albino gorilla -- which grows to enormous size after a rogue experiment and then teams with Johnson to stop invading monsters. Naomie Harris co-stars.
The video-game inspired Rampage took in $21 million for the weekend for a total of $66.6 million in two weeks, against a budget of $120 million.
In third place was I Feel Pretty, an Amy Schumer film about a self-conscious woman who suffers a head injury and subsequently sees herself as beautiful, which made $16.2 million on its debut weekend.
In fourth was Super Troopers 2 -- the long-awaited sequel to the 2001 film about a ne’er-do-well group of cops -- in which the protagonists are tasked with replacing a Mountie unit in a Canadian town that is found to be part of the US.
The partially crowd-funded film made $14.7 million on its first weekend.
In fifth was Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller starring Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey as spring breakers caught up in an innocent game that turns deadly. The film made $7.9 million on its second weekend.
Rounding out the top 10 were:
Ready Player One ($7.5 million)
Blockers ($7 million)
Black Panther ($4.6 million)
Traffik ($3.9 million)
Isle of Dogs ($3.4 million). — AFP