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The weekend's box office was won by the monster movie A Quiet Place, featuring a family attempting to survive a world in which horrifying monsters attack even the most subtle of sounds.

In other A Quiet Place news, horror legend Stephen King has publicly praised the movie and especially, its use of silence. For some perspective, Paramount's biggest movie of previous year was Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight only opened with $44.9 million and grossed $130.2 million domestically.

Paramount Pictures scored a much-needed win at the box office this weekend with A Quiet Place, and it exceeded even the most ambitious of estimates.

Ready Player One dropped to second place with $25.1 million and is closing in on $100 million domestically. $24.6 million, down just 40% from Easter weekend. The worldwide box office has claimed a whopping $294 million after just over a week for a global haul of nearly $400 million. It's an exceptional box-office number for this horror movie.

Hollywood estimated the film, which cost a mere $17 million to produce, would bring in somewhere around $30 million. In third was another new release, Universal's "Blockers", at $21.4 million.

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That means an bad lot of the movie is dead silent, or very almost so, which can be great for building suspense - and terrible for the people clutching fists full of popcorn and waiting for the optimal time to crunch. The Ted Kennedy inspired drama, Chappaquiddick managed to land $6.2 million in its first week of release, which puts it firmly in seventh place on our list.

It's the best pure horror in years. It also received a "B" CinemaScore.

Finally, Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs cracked the top ten with $4.6 million, giving it a three-week total of $12 million after expanding to over 500 locations. SEE THIS FILM! @johnkrasinski and #EmilyBlunt are my new parents. Everyone just needs to watch the film.

While nothing official has been announced just yet, you have to imagine that Paramount's now working out how to turn A Quiet Place into a franchise, with a sequel all but confirmed to be happening at this stage.

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