Monday, April 23, 2018
Monday's Headlines - Weekend Box Office
"Rampage" will take second this weekend, pulling away from some unexpected competition with $9.1 million in its second Saturday, an 82 percent bump from Friday. Like in its opening weekend, matinee screenings were a big boost, and the WB/New Line film is now estimated to make $20.3 million in its second weekend, just a 43 percent drop from its $35.7 million opening and giving it a ten-day total of $65.9 million.
In third and fourth are this weekend's two new comedy releases, STX's "I Feel Pretty" and Fox Searchlight's "Super Troopers 2." "I Feel Pretty" has slowed down slightly with $6 million made on Saturday, bringing its estimated opening to $16.2 million from 3,440 screens. That's still slightly higher than pre-weekend projections, but lower than the $19.5 million start made by Amy Schumer's last film, "Snatched."
STX's last comedy, "A Bad Mom's Christmas" opened to $16 million back in November and went on to leg out a $72 million domestic run, but it will be a tough road for "I Feel Pretty" to post similar results as it tries to serve as comedy counter-programming against the likes of "Avengers: Infinity War" in a blockbuster-filled May. "Bad Mom's Christmas" only dropped 31 percent in its second weekend with $11.4 million, and "I Feel Pretty" will likely have to keep its drop off at 50 percent or less to reach a domestic run of over $50 million.
"I Feel Pretty" earned a B+ on CinemaScore and 35 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was produced by Voltage for $32 million and acquired by STX for $15 million.
"Super Troopers 2" is in fourth with an estimated $15 million, but this film is in a much better spot financially with a $5 million budget and pre-weekend projections of $8-9 million. This sequel to the 2001 cult film has brought fans of the original back to theaters, earning a B+ on CinemaScore and a 33 percent RT score.
Universal/Blumhouse's "Truth Or Dare" takes fifth place this weekend with $7.9 million, giving it a ten-day total of $30 million. Lower on the charts, Lionsgate's thriller "Traffik" opened on 1,046 screens and made $3.9 million.