BOX OFFICE REPORT
April 20-22, 2018
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|A Quiet Place||$22.0 million|
|I Feel Pretty||$16.2 million|
|Super Troopers 2||$14.7 million|
|Truth or Dare||$7.9 million|
After slipping to No. 2 in its second weekend, A Quiet Place swapped spots with Rampage to regain its pole position. While most horror films feature a big drop, then crater shortly thereafter, A Quiet Place is showing the staying power of two of 2017's biggest movies: It and Get Out. This one's success is closer to the latter, not just because its success isn't as massive, but also because there wasn't any built-in audience, other than the folks who turn out for horror. A Quiet Place is now the second-biggest movie of the year (or the biggest movie not named Black Panther, depending on how you want to look at it). Of course, it will be eclipsed by the summer movie season starting next weekend, but its success won't be forgotten by Hollywood.
Rampage dropped to No. 2, earning an ominous-looking $66,600,066 so far. In a few days, it will be the fifth-biggest video game movie ever, though it's unlikely to be one of the three to cross the $100 million. (The others are the first Tomb Raider and The Angry Birds Movie.) For Dwayne Johnson, though, this is just chump change.
Though they only debuted at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively, both I Feel Pretty and Super Troopers 2 ought to feel pretty good. The former was another decent debut for Amy Schumer. While it's less than Trainwreck or Snatched, the high-concept comedy overcame bad reviews and serious competition to find an audience. It won't make a ton more at the box office, but should do even better on home video and streaming. And no one was expecting this from Super Troopers 2. The belated sequel from comedy troupe Broken Lizard was actually the No. 1 movie on Friday, and debuted with an astonishing $14.7 million. Before next weekend, it will have already made more money than the original did in 2002. Truth or Dare rounded out the top 5.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: Playing on just one screen, the horror stage play adaptation Ghost Stories took in $12,563.
- Traffik, a new thriller starring Paula Patton and Omar Epps that featured some very odd marketing, debuted in ninth place with just $3.8 million.
- Don't expect another sequel to Pacific Rim. Uprising has made just $58 million domestically and $223 million internationally. That's well below the $411 million the original made worldwide in 2013.
The summer seasons starts a week early with Avengers: Infinity War. It's going to be No. 1. It's going to make more than $200 million. But just how high will it go? I still don't think it can top The Force Awakens record-setting debut, but $225 million for second place seems doable. My other prediction: It will finish its run with less than Black Panther.