‘A Quiet Place’ Keeps ‘Rampage,’ Comedy Newcomers at Bay
Paramount’s A Quiet Place and Warner Bros.’ Rampage swapped the top two spots from last weekend, giving A Quiet Place back the slight lead with an estimated $22 million.
Taking back the weekend was a major victory for Paramount and A Quiet Place. And at least until Saturday, it’s be able to claim to be the second-biggest film of 2018 domestically behind Black Panther ($681.1 million). Unless Avengers: Infinity War misses the $150 million mark on Saturday, A Quiet Place will hang to that spot for one more day. Holding better than last weekend, A Quiet Place dipped 33.3%, grossing $132.4 million after 17 days in theaters. We should expect the $150 million milestone to fall on Saturday after 23 days. The new over/under is Get Out’s $176.0 million run from last year. Though, a similar run may even push A Quiet Place to about $198 million. We’ll have a better idea next weekend how this may play out.
After claiming the top spot last weekend, Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage got knocked down to second place. Warner Bros.’ video game adaptation dipped a solid 41.3%, grossing another $21 million. With Infinity War due out next weekend, this is the holdover Warner Bros. needed for any shot at the century club. After 10 days in theaters, Rampage went full devil with a $66.6 cume. What are the odds? Kingsman: The Golden Circle was in a similar situation last September (also $66.6 million after 10 days) and was pushed over the $100 million mark. Early summer dailies will surely help give Johnson his 13th $100 million hit.
This weekend was a battle between comedies as both I Feel Pretty and Super Troopers 2 entered the box office fray. While neither claimed the two spots, the Amy Schumer comedy settled for a third place debut with $16.2 million. That’s down a bit from last year’s Snatched, which opened at $19.5 million. That’s still a decent haul faced up against Super Troopers 2 this weekend. Reception from critics hasn’t been too hot as I Feel Pretty garnered a 34% on Rotten Tomatoes. CinemaScore audiences were more positive, offering a more receptive B+. A run similar to Snatched places I Feel Pretty on a $40 million trajectory.
It was no mistake that Super Troopers 2 was released on 4/20. Fox’s stoner comedy claimed the top spot on Friday with $7.9 million, but found itself losing momentum over Saturday and Sunday. By weekend’s end, Super Troopers 2 wound up in fourth place with $14.7 million. The first film opened up to $6.2 million in early 2002. Nowadays that would translate to about $9.8 million. Like Super Troopers, the sequel was panned by critics, scoring a 35% on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences were generally entertained, grading the comedy a B+ on CinemaScore. We’ll see in the coming weeks whether or not Super Troopers 2 can match the first’s 3x multiplier. If it does, we may be looking at a run around $42 million. A finish around $35-38 million seems more reasonable.
Blumhouse’s panned horror flick Truth or Dare fell two spots from its opening weekend. Down an alarming 57.6%, Truth or Dare posted the worst holdover in the weekend’s top 25. That would match the Blumhouse’s sophomore drop of Insidious: The Last Key (-58.0%). Fortunately, it didn’t burn off as quickly as the studio’s Happy Death Day (-64.0%) from last October. With another $7.9 million in the bank does push its 10-day run to $30.4 million. That might be enough to carry Truth or Dare to about $45 million when it leaves theaters.
Note: These #’s are based on Sunday’s projections and can change with Monday’s actual #’s
#1 – A Quiet Place (2)
$22.0 million / $132.4 million total
#2 – Rampage (1)
$21.0 million / $66.6 million total
#3 – I Feel Pretty (NR)
$16.2 million / $16.2 million total
#4 – Super Troopers 2 (NR)
$14.7 million / $14.7 million total
#5 – Truth or Dare (3)
$7.9 million / $30.4 million total
Opening Next Week: Avengers: Infinity War
Source: Box Office Mojo