Saturday Update: Super Troopers 2 significantly overperformed on opening day with an estimated $7.9 million, landing in first place for Friday and already exceeding pre-release expectations for the entire weekend. The sequel to the cult classic earned 243 percent more in its first day of release than Hot Tub Time Machine 2‘s $2.3 million, although Troopers 2‘s unique crowdfunding and ticket pledges continue to skew internal weekend projections (not to mention the film’s fan friendly 4/20 “holiday” release). For the weekend, Fox projects $15.2 million, making the sequel an immediate success given its low budget.
A Quiet Place added $6.4 million to begin its third weekend yesterday, bringing its domestic cume to $116.8 million in just 15 days. As expected, the survival thriller remains on target to return to first place this weekend with an estimated $22.7 million.
I Feel Pretty opened to $6.25 million opening day on Friday as Amy Schumer’s fans drove attendance. That bests the $5.0 million opening day of her Mother’s Day comedy Snatched last year and sets the film on course for a debut weekend close to $17 million (although distributor STX currently projects closer to $18.1 million).
Rampage took in $5.0 million yesterday, giving it $50.6 million earned through eight days of domestic play. Based on that, it could bring in around $18 million for its sophomore frame, keeping it in a close race for second this weekend with Pretty.
Truth or Dare rounded out the top five yesterday with $2.5 million and an updated $24.98 million eight-day total.
Also opening this weekend, Traffik came in slightly ahead of expectations with a $1.4 million opening day. Lionsgate estimates a $3.8 million weekend.
Early weekend estimates from Boxoffice and the studios are below. Check back for updated studio estimates on Sunday.
Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic)
FRI, APR. 20 – SUN, APR. 22
|1||A Quiet Place||$22,700,000||-31%||3,808||219||$5,961||$133,058,711||3||Paramount|
|3||I Feel Pretty||$17,000,000||—||3,440||—||$4,942||$17,000,000||1||STX Entertainment|
|4||Super Troopers 2||$15,000,000||—||2,038||—||$7,360||$15,000,000||1||20th Century Fox|
|5||Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare||$7,800,000||-58%||3,068||39||$2,542||$30,275,415||2||Universal|
|6||Ready Player One||$7,300,000||-37%||3,208||-453||$2,276||$125,981,326||4||Warner Bros. / DreamWorks|
|9||Traffik||$3,800,000||—||1,046||—||$3,633||$3,800,000||1||Lionsgate / Summit / Codeblack Films|
|10||Isle of Dogs||$3,200,000||-42%||1,947||8||$1,644||$24,160,538||5||Fox Searchlight|
|11||I Can Only Imagine||$2,600,000||-37%||1,994||-579||$1,304||$79,563,902||6||Roadside Attractions|
|12||Chappaquiddick||$1,900,000||-38%||1,455||-190||$1,306||$14,355,101||3||Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures|
|13||Sherlock Gnomes||$1,800,000||-25%||1,459||-657||$1,234||$39,951,456||5||Paramount / MGM|
|14||Tyler Perry’s Acrimony||$1,800,000||-51%||1,148||-184||$1,568||$40,814,883||4||Lionsgate|
|15||The Miracle Season||$1,100,000||-50%||1,122||-585||$980||$8,805,565||3||LD Entertainment|
|1||A Wrinkle in Time||$780,000||-43%||665||-447||$1,173||$93,766,619||7||Walt Disney Pictures|
|2||Pacific Rim Uprising||$530,000||-63%||646||-891||$820||$58,616,740||5||Universal|
|3||Love, Simon||$450,000||-58%||491||-398||$916||$40,162,402||6||20th Century Fox|
|4||Paul, Apostle of Christ||$335,000||-45%||377||-204||$889||$17,015,119||5||Sony Pictures Entertainment|
|5||Peter Rabbit||$320,000||-17%||344||-175||$930||$114,313,563||11||Sony / Columbia|
|6||The Greatest Showman||$140,000||-38%||169||-40||$828||$173,515,696||18||Fox|
|7||God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness||$70,000||-43%||111||-82||$631||$5,560,090||4||Pure Flix|
|1||The Strangers: Prey At Night||$60,000||-34%||90||29||$667||$24,312,307||7||Aviron Pictures|
|2||Midnight Sun||$44,000||-53%||90||-161||$489||$9,487,159||5||Open Road|
|4||Hostiles||$1,800||-4%||3||-4||$600||$29,815,431||18||Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures|
|5||The Hurricane Heist||$1,200||-42%||5||-3||$240||$6,110,385||7||Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures|
Friday Report: Super Troopers 2 earned a strong $1.35 million from opening shows at 1,850 theaters on Thursday, according to Fox/Fox Searchlight. The studio adds that the gross includes earnings from double-bill screenings which included the original film beginning at 4:20pm. Notably, the sequel’s Indiegogo campaign included pre-sold Fandango tickets for fans who crowdfunded the film, which will skew usual comparisons to typical theatrical releases. The most similar fan-driven situation in recent years was perhaps the Veronica Mars film, although that film only premiered on 95 screens with $260,000 on Thursday night in March 2014.
Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty got off to a positive start last night as well with $1.0 million in earnings. That comes in well ahead of the $650,000 earned by the star’s Snatched last year and sets the stage for a healthy weekend.
Meanwhile, Traffik opened to $225,000 last night, according to Lionsgate. The studio is comparing the title to Meet the Blacks, which earned $200,000 from early shows two years ago.
For the weekend, A Quiet Place remains expected to return to the top of the chart while Rampage and I Feel Pretty could duke it out for the second spot. Read more of our weekend forecast, and follow Boxoffice throughout the weekend for official daily estimates and early weekend estimates.