'Quiet Place' makes a lot of noise in North American debut

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The degree of positive response "A Quiet Place" is getting, is so magnificent that it has become Paramount's best non-sequel opening weekend in nearly five years. "A Quiet Place" received rave reviews from critics and dropped into theaters with the second-best debut of 2018 so far, scoring more than $50 million on its opening weekend.

"&ldquoWe could not be more pleased about the result this weekend", Universal's head of distribution Jim Orr explained.

In a new interview with Fandango, A Quiet Place screenwriters Bryan Woods and Scott Beck were asked about the possibility of a sequel. And now that the first movie has already been such a success, Paramount will undoubtedly want to do a sequel. It certainly overperformed. Domestically, the Marvel film acquired £665.4 million, also making it that the third-biggest release of most timeldquo;starwars: The drive Awakens" & "Avatar.

Meanwhile, Chris Pratt was more passionate than amusing when giving his seal of approval to A Quiet Place. But it looks like A Quiet Place could launch it's own franchise. "It's just really, at the end of the day, who are the characters in this and what does the situation mean to that dynamic?" Hopefully, a sequel could follow up with something just as thrilling.

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In other A Quiet Place news, horror legend Stephen King has publicly praised the movie and especially, its use of silence.

Once a Hollywood backwater, the horror genre has become an artistic hotbed - a corner of the mainstream movie business where film-makers have been able to take risks with original concepts, largely because they cost so little compared with the "tent pole" fantasies studios now obsess over.

Even Krasinski acknowledged to TIME the move is kind of unexpected, saying, "I don't think anybody sees my name and goes, 'That guy-I want to see a horror movie from him'". It's a breath of fresh air, too, with its simple yet unique premise - if they hear you, they hunt you - and understated terror that doesn't rely on jump scares and cheap tricks to create an intense, horrifying experience that'll have you glued to your seat. You have to go see this movie.

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