Weekend Box Office: ‘I Feel Pretty’ and ‘Super Troopers 2’ Debut on Sleepy Weekend
Amy Schumer's new comedy didn't exactly win over critics
It’s a relatively quiet weekend at the box-office this week, but that is because “Avengers: Infinity War” is just one-week away. Not too many films wanted to share their follow-up weekend with the Marvel release, but the comedies “I Feel Pretty” and “Super Troopers 2” decided to give it a try.
The gamble was a bust, and the box-office wasn’t exactly kind to the new releases this weekend. Most moviegoers chose to see previous releases over the new comedies, but both films did make it onto the Top Five this weekend. Paramount’s “A Quiet Place” took the top-spot on the domestic charts with a $22M weekend, raising the thriller’s three-week domestic total to just over $132M. “A Quiet Place” was directed by John Krasinski, the film stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. “Rampage” fell to second-place this weekend, almost splitting the box-office with “A Quiet Place” by bringing in $21M. The film has been doing well in theaters, grossing over $66M in just two-weeks. “Rampage” was directed by Brad Peyton, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, and Malin Akerman.
“I Feel Pretty” debuted in third-place overall this weekend, only bringing in $16M across 3,440 locations. “I Feel Pretty” was written and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, the film stars Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, and Emily Ratajkowski. “Super Troopers 2” wasn’t far behind, bringing in $14M. We should point out that “Super Troopers 2” only opened in roughly 2,000 locations, and that the film had the third-best theater average ($7,213) of the weekend. “Super Troopers 2” was directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, and was written by the Broken Lizard team. The film stars Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, and Steve Lemme.
Universal Pictures’ “Truth or Dare” managed to remain on the Top Five for another weekend, the thriller brought in almost $8M across 3,068 locations. That raises the film’s two-week total to $30M domestically. “Truth or Dare” was directed by Jeff Wadlow, the film stars Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, and Violett Beane
“Avengers: Infinity War” is the big release to look forward to next weekend, but it’s not the only new movie on the schedule. A few theaters are set to release the romantic-drama “Disobedience,” directed by Sebastián Lelio and starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz. It’s a limited showing, so check local-listings if you are skipping the new Avengers movie.