“Blockers” grossed $1.5 million at the Thursday box office last night, with preview showings starting at 7 p.m.
“Blockers” stars Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz as parents who discover their teenage daughters have a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. The comedy, directed by Kay Cannon, is rated 82 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Trackers have the film opening in the high teens, with hopes of a strong multiple as the film will provide theaters with a female-focused comedy at a time when cineplexes are filled with big action films aimed at men. It was produced for $20 million.
“A Quiet Place” is finally making it's long-awaited debut this weekend. The thriller stars John Krasinski and Emily Blunt and follows a family that must leave in silence, otherwise creatures will hunt them. Krasinski directed the film, which has a score of 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
It has a budget of $17 million that it is expected to make back this weekend with an opening in the low $20 million range.
“Ready Player One,” mean while, hopes to keep its momentum going by holding its second weekend drop to less than 50 percent. That would mean a result of more than $20 million, though to hold on to the No. 1 spot it will likely need to make more than $26 million as “A Quiet Place” is expected by analysts who spoke with The Wrap to perform above projections. The film currently has a domestic total of $59 million after five days in theaters.
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