Paramount has scored its first big box office victory under new CEO Jim Gianopulos. “A Quiet Place” has been a hit at the weekend box office. the critically-acclaimed horror film from John Krasinski made $18.9 million on Friday. It is exceeding pre-weekend tracker expectations with an estimated opening of $45-47 million. Since its premiere, “A Quiet Place” has been a smash hit with critics. The film currently has a 96 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.