‘A Quiet Place’ Roars Back to Top Box Office Spot With $21 Million
Paramount’s “A Quiet Place” has taken back the No. 1 spot from “Rampage” this weekend, earning a third weekend total of $21.8 million. That pushes the horror film’s domestic total to $132 million, higher than the North American run of “Transformers: The Last Knight,” and making it Paramount’s highest grossing domestic release since “Star Trek: Beyond,” which made $158.8 million in summer 2016.
“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. 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 10-day total of $65.9 million. Internationally, the film continues to be a big hit in China, where it has a total of $106 million and a global total of $283 million.
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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 Moms 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. “A Bad Moms 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.
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“I Feel Pretty” earned a B+ on CinemaScore and 35 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (RT). 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 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 10-day total of $30 million. Lower on the charts, Lionsgate’s thriller “Traffik” opened on 1,046 screens and made $3.9 million.
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Finally, “Black Panther” pushed its domestic total to $681 million on the final weekend before “Avengers” arrives in theaters worldwide on April 27. It also has a global total of $1.32 billion, putting it on the verge of passing the global run of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
Meanwhile, it has been joined by “Ready Player One” as one of only two films so far this year to gross over $500 million worldwide. It is also the first Steven Spielberg film since “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” to reach that mark, with a domestic total of $126 million, a Chinese total of $207 million, and a global count of $521.6 million.
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Source: The Wrap