‘A Quiet Place’ Is a Huge No. 1 at the Box Office, Boosting Paramount

A desperately needed turnaround may be starting to take hold at Paramount Pictures, which found its first hit in two years over the weekend by making a wild bet on a nearly dialogue-free horror movie.

"A Quiet Place," which received rapturous reviews , sold an estimated $50 million in tickets at theaters in the United States and Canada, or twice as much as box office analysts had projected, resulting in No. 1 bragging rights.

The PG-13 film, which cost $17 million to make, not including marketing, stars the married-in-real-life John Krasinski and Emily Blunt as a couple trying to evade creatures who respond to the slightest noise.

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