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STX Entertainment’s I Feel Pretty, Amy Schumer’s latest comedic star turn, charmed enough moviegoers to collect an estimated $16.2 million from 3,440 locations at the North America box office over the weekend.
But that wasn’t enough to knock John Krasinski’s horror movie A Quiet Place out of the top spot, which the Paramount release reclaimed during its third weekend of release, taking in an additional $22 million to bring its domestic total to $132 million, or to bump Warner Bros.’ Dwayne Johnson starrer Rampage from the No. 2 slot as the sci-fi/monster pic took in $21 million in its second weekend of release, bringing its domestic tally to $66.6 million.
As for the other new releases, the Fox Searchlight comedy Super Troopers 2 debuted in fourth position with $14.7 million from 2,038 theaters, and the Lionsgate thriller Traffik opened in ninth place, claiming $3.9 million from 1,046 screens.
On the global scene, Rampage dominated. Domestically, the film, attracting a multicultural audience, especially in the West and South, dropped just 41 percent in its second weekend. Internationally, it took in another $57 million from 61 territories; its offshore take stands at $216.4 million and it has amassed $283.3 million worldwide. Rampage has performed like gangbusters in China, where it has collected $106.6 million.
Warner Bros.’ Ready Player One, which ranked sixth for the weekend domestically as it pulled in $7.5 million to bring its domestic purse to $126.2 million, crossed the $500 million mark globally on Saturday, becoming only the second Hollywood film of the year to do so behind Black Panther. It is also the first film Steven Spielberg has directed to earn north of $500 million since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($786.6 million) in 2008. For the full weekend, Ready Player One picked up $23 million from 68 territories, bringing its worldwide gross to $521.6 million.
And, on the international side, A Quiet Place notched another $15 million from 58 territories as its worldwide gross rose to $207.2 million.
Meanwhile, I Feel Pretty‘s third-place opening fell short of Schumer’s last two features, 2015’s Trainwreck, which debuted to $30.1 million, and 2017’s Snatched, which bowed to $19.5 million, but it did edge ahead of prerelease expectations, which had pegged the pic’s opening in the $13 million to $15 million range.
The PG-13-rated comedy was financed by Voltage for $32 million, with STX acquiring U.S. and U.K. rights for $15 million. In the movie, directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, Schumer plays a woman who believes she looks like a supermodel after bumping her head in a spinning class. The film’s current score on Rotten Tomatoes is an unenthusiastic 34 percent, but moviegoers enjoyed it more than critics, awarding it a B+ CinemaScore from audiences, with women under 25 responding the most enthusiastically. The pic added in another $2.4 million from five foreign territories to bring its total to $18.6 million.
I Feel Pretty co-stars Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper, Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton.
Fox Searchlight’s R-rated Super Troopers 2 — a follow-up to the 2002 cult hit — is doing more than double the business prerelease tracking suggested it would. The sequel was written by and stars the Broken Lizard comedy troupe: Jay Chandrasekhar, Brian Cox, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Leme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske. The first film launched to $6.2 million domestically.
This time out, the oddball troopers attempt to resolve an international border dispute between the U.S. and Canada. The movie’s Rotten Tomatoes score is presently 35 percent, the same score as the first film’s, and it earned a B+ CinemaScore from audiences. Super Troopers 2 was financed by a crowdfunding campaign that raised a hearty $4.4 million.
The R-rated Traffik, from Lionsgate’s Codeblack label, was directed by Deon Taylor and revolves around a couple (Paula Patton and Omar Epps) who are terrorized by a biker gang at a remote country getaway.
In its second weekend, Universal and Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare checked in in fifth place with $7.9 million for a 10-day domestic total of $30.4 million.
Fox Searchlight’s animated Isle of Dogs, from director Wes Anderson, expanded to its widest point, playing in 1,947 locations, securing the 10th spot on the chart, with a three-day gross of $3.4 million and a $24.3 million cume to date.
April 22, 11:50 a.m. Updated with international grosses.
Weekend Box Office 4/22/18
|1. A Quiet Place||$20.1M||$131.3M||3,808||3|
|3. I Feel Pretty||$16.0M||$16.0M||3,440||1|
|4. Super Troopers 2||$15.2M||$15.2M||2,038||1|
|5. Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare||$7.8M||$30.3M||3,068||2|
|6. Ready Player One||$7.4M||$126.1M||3,208||4|
|8. Black Panther||$4.9M||$681.4M||1,930||10|
|10. Isle of Dogs||$3.5M||$24.4M||1,947||5|
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