Box office numbers are coming in this morning.
Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” hit $96.9 million this week, in its second week of release. The $100 mil mark is a day or so away, which is pretty impressive. The fall off from week 1 was rather small, which means “RPO” has a lot of life left in it.
“Black Panther” hit $665 million and became the number 3 movie of all time in the US. On and on it will go, maybe up to $700 million before it’s done.
But the big story of the weekend is “A Quiet Place.” Made for peanuts, the John Krasinski directed horror film made a big noise and attracted everyone’s attention. It’s number 1, coming in at $50 million. “A Quiet Place” cost just $17 million– it will be one of the most profitable movies of the year, if not the decade.
Look for the film, the director and star Emily Blunt all to get Oscar nominations. Remember I told you this.