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Weekend Box Office Report
April 20 - April 22, 2018

By Daniel Garris

Weekend Actuals Update:

With actuals now in, Paramount’s A Quiet Place and Warner’s Rampage were both down a bit from their studios estimates with respective first place and second place takes of $20.912 million and $20.094 million. The two films were separated by just $817,515 this weekend.

STXfilms’ I Feel Pretty was down slightly from its estimate with a third place debut of $16.030 million, while Fox Searchlight’s Super Troopers 2 came in a bit higher than its studio estimate with a fourth place start of $15.182 million.

Other weekend actuals for the frame include: Truth or Dare ($7.793 million), Ready Player One ($7.419 million), Blockers ($6.835 million), Black Panther ($4.933 million), Traffik ($3.941 million) and Isle of Dogs ($3.462 million).

Weekend Estimates Update:

Paramount’s A Quiet Place returned to the top of the box office this weekend with an estimated $22.00 million in its third weekend. A Quiet Place was up one spot and down just 33.3 percent from last weekend. This weekend’s hold for A Quiet Place was especially impressive given that last weekend’s performance was inflated a bit by Friday the 13th. In addition to continuing to be aided by strong critical reviews and very good word of mouth, A Quiet Place also received a bit of a boost this weekend from expanding into an additional 219 locations. Holdovers in general this weekend also look to have benefited from moviegoers wanting to catch up on films before Disney’s highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War enters the marketplace this coming Friday. The 17-day total for A Quiet Place stands at a significantly stronger than expected $132.36 million. That places the film an impressive 34.3 percent ahead of the $98.54 million 17-day take of last year’s Split.

Internationally, A Quiet Place took in an estimated $15.0 million this weekend. To date, A Quiet Place has grossed $74.8 million internationally and $207.2 million globally.

Warner Bros. and New Line’s Rampage placed in a close second with an estimated $21.00 million. While Rampage had to settle for second place this weekend, the Dwayne Johnson led film held up nicely, as it was down 41.3 percent from its opening weekend performance. This weekend’s hold suggests that Rampage is going over much better with audiences than it has with critics. Rampage has grossed $66.60 million in ten days, which is in line with expectations. Rampage is running just 3.7 percent behind the $69.17 million ten-day start of 2016’s Central Intelligence (which fell 48.7 percent in its second weekend to gross $18.24 million). However, Rampage is highly likely to take a significant direct hit next weekend from Avengers: Infinity War.

Rampage remained much more impressive internationally this weekend with an estimated $57.0 million. That brings the film’s international total to $216.4 million and current global haul to $283.0 million. Rampage grossed $27.2 million in China this weekend and has grossed $106.6 million in China to date. Other current international totals for Rampage include $10.2 million in South Korea, $9.6 million in Mexico, $9.1 million in the U.K., $6.2 million in Malaysia, $5.2 million in Indonesia, $5.1 million in Russia and $4.9 million in Australia.

STXfilms’ I Feel Pretty debuted in third place with an estimated $16.22 million. The Amy Schumer comedy vehicle performed in line with expectations, which ranged from the low-teens to the high-teens heading into the weekend. I Feel Pretty opened 17.0 percent below the $19.54 million start of last year’s SnatchedI Feel Pretty was likely limited somewhat by the film’s poor critical reviews and by the relatively short amount of time between the release of the film’s trailer and the film’s release date. At the same time, I Feel Pretty delivered the fourth largest opening weekend ever for young distributor STXfilms (behind only 2016’s Bad Moms, last year’s Valerian and last year’s A Bad Moms Christmas).

I Feel Pretty started out with $6.25 million on Friday (which included an estimated $1.00 million from Thursday night shows that began at 7PM), declined an understandable 3.4 percent on Saturday to take in $6.04 million and is estimated to decrease 34.9 percent on Sunday to gross $3.93 million. As mentioned, critical reviews for I Feel Pretty have been poor, but the film looks to be going over better with audiences as it received a solid B+ rating on CinemaScore. Going forward, I Feel Pretty will look to benefit from serving as an alternative choice to Avengers: Infinity War.

The weekend’s big surprise was Fox Searchlight’s Super Troopers 2, which debuted in fourth place with an estimated $14.70 million. Heading into the weekend, expectations for the modestly budgeted Super Troopers 2 had ranged anywhere from $6 million to $12 million. Super Troopers 2 benefited from the cult following of 2002’s Super Troopers, a well-publicized crowdfunding campaign and from opening on April 20 (for obvious reasons). The film’s built-in following and release date (along with the Super Troopers Double Feature on Thursday) also led to extreme front-loading this weekend, as Friday (with Thursday previews included) was responsible for a whopping 53.8 percent of the weekend’s overall gross. The original Super Troopers opened with $6.20 million in its first three days, which adjusts to $9.59 million when taking into account ticket price inflation.

Super Troopers 2 began its run with $7.91 million on Friday (which included an estimated $1.35 million from Thursday shows that began at 4:20PM), fell a very sharp 44.5 percent on Saturday to gross $4.39 million and is estimated to slide 45.3 percent on Sunday to take in $2.40 million. Like I Feel Pretty, Super Troopers 2 also received a solid B+ rating on CinemaScore. But given the film’s extreme initial built-in front-loading, it will be difficult for Super Troopers 2 to hold up well going forward.

Universal’s Truth or Dare rounded out the weekend’s top five with an estimated $7.91 million. While Truth or Dare was down a sharp 57.6 percent from its debut, relatively speaking that represented a respectable second weekend hold for a horror film that opened on Friday the 13th. Truth or Dare has grossed $30.39 million in ten days, which outpaces expectations and is a very healthy performance with the film’s low-budget in mind. In comparison to other films from Universal and Blumhouse, Truth or Dare is running 21.2 percent ahead of the $25.08 million ten-day haul of 2015’s Unfriended and 25.3 percent behind the $40.67 million ten-day take of last year’s Happy Death Day. Internationally, Truth or Dare grossed an estimated $4.1 million this weekend. Truth or Dare has grossed $7.9 million internationally and $38.3 million globally to date.

Warner’s Ready Player One followed closely behind in sixth place with an estimated $7.50 million. After experiencing a sharp decline last weekend, Ready Player One re-stabilized this weekend with a 34.9 percent decrease from last weekend. Ready Player One has grossed a solid $126.18 million through 25 days. Internationally, Ready Player One added an estimated $23.0 million this weekend. That places the international total for Ready Player One at $395.4 million and current global haul at $521.6 million. Ready Player One has grossed an especially strong $207.4 million in China thus far and debuted with an estimated $4.4 million in Japan this weekend.

Universal’s Blockers placed in seventh with an estimated $6.99 million. Much like Ready Player One, Blockers also stabilized this weekend on the heels of a sharp decline last weekend. This weekend’s 35.1 percent decline for Blockers was especially impressive given the new direct competition the film faced from both I Feel Pretty and Super Troopers 2. The 17-day total for Blockers stands at a very solid $48.25 million. After taking in an estimated $2.6 million internationally this weekend, Blockers has grossed $19.5 million internationally and $67.8 million globally to date.

Disney’s Black Panther continued to impress with an estimated $4.64 million eighth place take in its tenth weekend. Black Panther was down a slim 19.7 percent from last weekend, as the film looks to have received a boost from moviegoers who wanted to catch the film (or catch the film again) before Avengers: Infinity War arrives in the marketplace. To date, Black Panther has grossed $681.08 million domestically and $642.9 million internationally, for a massive global total of $1.324 billion.

Meanwhile, Lionsgate, Summit and Codeblack Films’ Traffik opened in ninth place with an estimated $3.88 million. Traffik debuted in line with its very modest expectations, which had tended to range from $3 million to $5 million. Traffik played in just 1,046 locations this weekend, which gave the film a respectable per-location average of $3,705 and likely limited the film’s potential somewhat.

Weekend Studio Estimates for April 20 - April 22, 2018.

Film (Distributor) Weekend
TG to OW
1 A Quiet Place
$22,000,000 3,808 $5,777 -33.3% $132,359,000 2.636 3
2 Rampage
(Warner / New Line)
$21,000,000 4,115 $5,103 -41.3% $66,600,000 1.863 2
3 I Feel Pretty
$16,220,000 3,440 $4,715 NEW $16,220,000 1.000 1
4 Super Troopers 2
(Fox Searchlight)
$14,700,000 2,038 $7,213 NEW $14,700,000 1.000 1
5 Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
$7,910,000 3,068 $2,578 -57.6% $30,385,000 1.628 2
6 Ready Player One
(Warner Bros.)
$7,500,000 3,208 $2,338 -34.9% $126,181,000 3.021 4
7 Blockers
$6,985,000 3,134 $2,229 -35.1% $48,252,000 2.347 3
8 Black Panther
$4,642,000 1,930 $2,405 -19.7% $681,084,000 3.372 10
9 Traffik
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$3,875,000 1,046 $3,705 NEW $3,875,000 1.000 1
10 Isle of Dogs
(Fox Searchlight)
$3,400,000 1,947 $1,746 -37.9% $24,361,000 5.339 5
11 Bharat Ane Nenu
(Great India Films)
$2,850,000 305 $9,344 NEW $2,850,000 1.000 1
12 I Can Only Imagine
$2,431,000 1,994 $1,219 -41.4% $79,405,000 4.641 6
13 Tyler Perry's Acrimony
$2,000,000 1,148 $1,742 -45.2% $41,015,000 2.389 4
13 Chappaquiddick
(Entertainment Studios
Motion Pictures)
$2,000,000 1,455 $1,375 -34.6% $14,455,000 2.507 3
15 Sherlock Gnomes
(Paramount / MGM)
$1,400,000 1,459 $960 -41.8% $39,551,000 3.730 5

The Miracle Season
(LD Entertainment / Mirror)
$1,137,000 1,122 $1,013 -48.6% $8,843,000 2.238 3
(Bleecker Street)
$1,059,000 755 $1,402 -39.0% $3,900,000 2.249 2
A Wrinkle in Time
$682,000 665 $1,026 -50.6% $93,669,000 2.828 7
Pacific Rim Uprising
(Universal / Legendary)
$570,000 646 $882 -60.7% $58,657,000 2.086 5
Love, Simon
$500,000 491 $1,018 -52.8% $40,212,000 3.421 6
The Death of Stalin
(IFC Films)
$340,000 210 $1,620 -29.4% $6,863,000 5.101 7
Paul, Apostle of Christ
(Sony / AFFIRM)
$320,000 377 $849 -47.7% $16,990,000 3.285 5
Peter Rabbit
(Sony / Columbia)
$280,000 344 $814 -27.6% $114,274,000 4.569 11
Finding Your Feet
$199,000 191 $1,041 -29.7% $949,000 3.356 4
The Leisure Seeker
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$184,000 183 $1,007 -32.5% $2,711,000 5.141 7
Lean on Pete
$177,000 65 $2,729 +129.9% $348,000 1.962 3
The Greatest Showman
$145,000 169 $858 -35.9% $173,521,000 19.705 18
The Rider
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$78,433 9 $8,715 +85.7% $143,000 1.820 2
Final Portrait
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$78,405 100 $784 +96.5% $300,000 3.824 5
God's Not Dead:
A Light in Darkness
(Pure Flix)
$67,000 111 $604 -45.5% $5,557,000 2.066 4
The Strangers: Prey at Night
(Aviron Pictures)
$65,000 90 $722 -28.5% $24,317,000 2.338 7
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
(Kino Lorber)
$41,812 9 $4,646 -25.6% $124,000 2.211 2
Midnight Sun
(Global Road)
$38,265 90 $425 -59.0% $9,481,000 2.368 5
$24,000 59 $407 -36.1% $209,718,000 4.128 22
Back to Burgundy
(Music Box Films)
$15,905 16 $994 -34.9% $162,000 4.429 5
Godard Mon Amour
(Cohen Media Group)
$12,646 4 $3,162 NEW $12,646 1.000 1
Ghost Stories
(IFC Films)
$12,563 1 $12,563 NEW $12,563 1.000 1

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