A Quiet Place and Blockers give strong openings to Mindy Kaling’s former co-workers

Over the weekend, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place and the Ike Barinholtz comedy Blockers gave some big openings to Mindy Kaling’s former co-workers. With an estimated $50 million, Krasinski’s horror film outperformed expectations and many other modern horror efforts to take the top spot at the box office. That pushed Ready Player One down to the second spot, and meant Blockers opened in third—which isn’t so bad for a lower-budget, R-rated comedy headlined by a cast ones fully expects to see in brief supporting roles in the same film. If nothing else, its estimated $21.4 million opening already covered its production price tag. Black Panther took the fourth spot with $8.4 million (also incredibly solid for its eighth weekend in theaters) and I Can Only Imagine, the religious film you keep seeing in this roundup but still have no idea about, came in just slightly below that to claim fifth.

Anyway, this coming weekend sees another horror film, Truth or Dare, hit theaters. Will it be able to overtake A Quiet Place? And should TV-VCR’s Kevin and I bother to see it? I’ll be in Chicago near the end of the week, and we could try to jointly cover that thing.

  • HalSolo

    I DARE you to see and review it this weekend… but maybe after thoughts on READY PLAYER ONE and BLOCKERS are chiseled into Internet stone…

    • Well, turns out Kevin may be seeing it early tomorrow, I’m afraid. But I DID see First Reformed last Friday and am now finally writing that up.

      • HalSolo

        More exciting for sure… trying to review the full Blumhouse catalog would be like attempting to keep up with Tyler Perry’s entire output

    • Kevin Knipstein

      I’ve been meaning to for ten years anyway, so I think it is finally time to watch Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull again—for proper perspective on fellow CGI trash Ready Player One. Bagging on Spielberg’s latest is so prevalent online that I think that should be sufficient critique.