'A Quiet Place' Back at #1, While 'Super Troopers 2' Demolishes Expectations
by Brad Brevet
April 22, 2018
Early on it looked as if it might be a tight race for the weekend #1, and while the margin was slim, in the end A Quiet Place settled into the spot, topping last weekend's champion Rampage. STX's I Feel Pretty settled into third over its debut weekend, delivering results a shade over expectations, narrowly topping the outstanding performance from Fox Searchlight's Super Troopers 2, which more than doubled expectations.
With an estimated $22 million, Paramount's A Quiet Place topped the weekend as its domestic cume climbs to an outstanding $132.4 million after just 17 days in release. For comparison, Split and The Conjuring finished with $138.2 million and $137.4 million respectively over the course of their entire domestic runs. In fact, A Quiet Place is now Paramount's highest grossing domestic release since 2016's Star Trek Beyond ($158.8m) as it topped the $130.1 million brought in by Transformers: The Last Knight last year.
Internationally, A Quiet Place added $15 million this weekend for an international cume just shy of $75 million and a global tally now over $207 million. New openings included a $891k #2 finish in Spain and a third place finish in Vietnam with an estimated $302k. Leading the way is the UK where the film's cume now stands at an estimated $11.7 million followed by Australia with an estimated $6.78 million cume. The film opens in China on May 18 followed by releases in France (6/20) and Japan (9/14).
Warner Bros. and New Line's Rampage finished in second place with an estimated $21 million, dropping 41% over its sophomore frame. The film's domestic cume now stands at $66 million. Internationally, the film added an estimated $57 million this weekend from 61 markets, pushing its international cume to $216.4 million for a $283 million global tally. Among highlights, China crossed $100 million with another ~$27 million this weekend while also maintaining a #1 ranking in Korea ($10.2m cume), the UK ($9.1m cume) and Mexico ($9.6m cume). Upcoming key markets include a May 2 release in France, a May 10 release in Germany and a May 18 release in Japan.
STX's release of Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty finished in third for the weekend, bringing in an estimated $16.2 million, coming in slightly ahead of Mojo's pre-weekend expectations, but within the anticipated performance range. While the film's opening is below the $19.5 million and $30 million debuts for Schumer's Snatched and Trainwreck respectively, I Feel Pretty's PG-13 rating makes this a difficult comparison to those two R-rated features.
Super Troopers 2 landed in fourth with an impressive $14.7 million from just 2,038 locations. The $13.5 million production was marketed by Fox Searchlight and distributed by Fox and the film's debut is well ahead of pre-weekend expectations, which were pretty much blown away by end of day Friday. Arriving 16 years after the original film, Super Troopers 2 clearly has a supportive following as the sequel has almost already reached the $18.5 million overall domestic run for the original in just three days. Opening weekend demographics show the film played to an audience that was 64% male and of the overall audience, 75% were between the ages of 25-49.
Looking ahead, it will be interesting to see what kind of legs Super Troopers 2 has. The film's debut tops the $13.8 million opening for Zoolander 2, which went on to gross $28.8 million. On the other hand, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay opened with $14.9 million and grossed $38.1 million. Those two comedy sequels considered, an anticipated run anywhere from $30-40 million would seem fair.
Rounding out the top five is Universal's release of the Blumhouse thriller Truth or Dare, which dropped 58% in its second weekend for an estimated $7.9 million, pushing the film's domestic cume just over $30 million after ten days in release.
Outside the top five, WB's Ready Player One added another $7.5 million domestically for a cume topping $125 million. Internationally the film added an estimated $23 million for an overseas cume just shy of $400 million and a running global tally totaling $521.6 million.
Disney and Marvel's Black Panther brought in an estimated $4.6 million, dropping just 20% for its tenth straight weekend in the top ten. The film's domestic cume now totals over $680 million and with an international total approaching $645 million, the film's worldwide tally now totals $1.324 billion. Black Panther's domestic total accounts for nearly 20% of 2018's overall box office and with Avengers: Infinity War hitting theaters in just five days this could be the first time since The Incredible Hulk in 2008 that two films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe find themselves in the weekend top ten at the same time.
From Lionsgate's Codeblack Films, Traffik debuted with an estimated $3.87 million, on par with expectations. The film received a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences and the audience was 52% female and 92% of the overall audience was 25 years or older.
Just outside the top ten is Great India Films's release of Bharat Ane Nenu brought in an estimated $2.85 million from 305 theaters for a solid $9,344 per theater average.
In limited release, Cohen Media's Godard Mon Amour brought in an estimated $12,646 from four theaters ($3,162 PTA); The Orchard's The Devil and Father Amorth delivered an estimated $10,851 from eight locations ($1,356 PTA); and Cinema Libre Studio's Lou Andreas-Salome, the Audacity to be Free brought in an estimated $5,000 from one theater.
Next weekend sees the release of Avengers: Infinity War into approximately 4,200 theaters. Talk of a record breaking opening weekend is already growing thanks to impressive pre-sales as summer looks to start early once again.
You can check out all of this weekend's estimated results right here and we'll be updating our charts with weekend actuals on Monday afternoon.
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