Emily Blunt’s A Quiet Place unable to beat Peter Rabbit as it earns $2.42m in first weekend at box office

Thriller film A Quiet Place – which topped the US box office – pulled in $2.42m on its local weekend debut for Paramount, leaving it in third place.

Last week’s weekend box office champion, Steven Spielberg’s take on sci-fi novel Ready Player One, was knocked into second place with $2.56m this weekend, with Sony Pictures’ children’s film Peter Rabbit back on top thanks to $2.90m in ticket sales.  After two weeks in theatres, Ready Player One has now earned $8.73m in total. Peter Rabbit, which has been in local theatres one week longer, has earned $14.93m.

American comedy Blockers, which features John Cena and Leslie Mann, also had its third week in cinemas, pulling in an additional $1.73m, taking its total to $6.86m, according to the Motion Pictures Distributors Association of Australia.

Love, Simon’s total increased by $915,300 this weekend, taking its total earnings to $3.51m.

Sherlock Gnomes also had its weekend debut, pulling in $783,488 for Paramount, ahead of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, which added $685,197, taking its total to $3.97m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Peter Rabbit (Sony) $2,902,240 406 $14,932,905
Ready Player One (Roadshow) $2,558,309 404 $8,730,448
Quiet Place, A (Paramount) $2,421,780 282 $2,592,660
Blockers (Universal) $1,732,702 349 $6,855,561
Love, Simon (Fox) $915,300 225 $3,510,175
Sherlock Gnomes (Paramount) $783,488 281 $1,840,971
Wrinkle In Time, A (Disney) $685,197 301 $2,475,792
Pacific Rim: Uprising (Universal) $485,870 240 $5,408,740
Black Panther (Disney) $440,641 180 $39,686,085
The Death Of Stalin (Madman) $302,806 59 $1,210,445
Tomb Raider (Wb) $219,963 244 $6,353,649
Red Sparrow (Fox) $150,412 102 $9,664,862
Early Man (Studiocanal) $135,405 183 $457,627
The Greatest Showman (Fox) $125,376 82 $33,721,420
Paul Apostle Of Christ (Sony) $102,697 45 $449,034
Baaghi 2 (Mindblowing Films) $88,116 27 $471,700
Finding Your Feet (Eone) $82,601 91 $5,211,250
The Other Side Of Hope (Palace) $68,511 20 $439,068
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox) $53,642 47 $11,761,534
I Can Only Imagine (Crossroads) $45,055 32 $728,457

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