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Weekend Box Office: ‘I Feel Pretty’ Loses to ‘Super Troopers 2’ on Friday

‘I Feel Pretty’ stars Amy Schumer in her initial PG-13 comedy.

In a warn twist, Fox Searchlight’s Super Troopers 2 zoomed past Amy Schumer’s new comedy, I Feel Pretty, to win a Friday box-office competition with $7.9 million from 2,038 cinemas. I Feel Pretty grossed $6.3 million from 3,440 locations.

Nevertheless, it’s still not transparent how a full weekend will play out. Most estimates uncover A Quiet Place winning a weekend with $20 million or some-more from 3,808 theaters — an considerable attainment deliberation John Krasinski’s high-concept fear film is in a third weekend.

I Feel Pretty hopes to pass Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage, now in a sophomore outing, and come in No. 2 with $18 million.That’s forward of prerelease tracking, that had suggested a $13 million-$15 million entrance for I Feel Pretty. Many box-office observers are presaging that Super Troopers 2, notwithstanding winning Friday, will be front-loaded and hence place No. 4 with $15 million-$16 million.

STX always believed there was room for upside if femmes incited out in force to watch Schumer in her latest spin on a large screen. I Feel Pretty is rated PG-13, compared with a some-more limiting R for Trainwreck (2015) and Snatched (2017), that debuted to $30.1 million and $19.5 million, respectively.

Voltage financed a $32 million film, with STX appropriation U.S. rights for $15 million.

In a movie, destined by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, Schumer plays a lady who believes she looks like a supermodel after bumping her conduct in a spinning class. The movie’s stream measure on Rotten Tomatoes is an aloof 35 percent, while a film warranted a B+ CinemaScore from audences. I Feel Pretty co-stars Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper, Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton.

Schumer has responded to criticism from some on amicable media that a movie’s trailer speedy physique degrading by observant that her impression suffers from low self-respect and that I Feel Pretty sends a certain message. we Feel Pretty’s Friday sum was forward of a $5 million warranted by Snatched.

Fox Searchlight’s Super Troopers 2 — a follow-up to a 2002 cult strike — is doing some-more than double a business prerelease tracking suggested it would. 

The supplement was created by and stars a Broken Lizard comedy troupe; Jay Chandrasekhar, Brian Cox, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Leme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske. The initial film launched to $6.2 million domestically.

This time out, a oddity troopers try to solve an general limit brawl between a U.S. and Canada. The movie’s Rotten Tomatoes measure is currently 33 percent, compared with a initial film’s 35 percent, and it warranted a B+ CinemaScore from audiences. Super Troopers 2 was financed by a crowd-funding debate that lifted a robust $4.4 million.

Codeblack’s and Lionsgate’s thriller Traffik, a weekend’s third new offering, is pacing to crawl to reduction than $4 million. Directed by Deon Taylor, a R-rated pic revolves around a integrate (Paula Patton and Omar Epps) who are terrorized by a biker squad during a remote nation getaway. Traffik is personification in 1,046 theaters.

April 20, 12:30 p.m. Updated with revised weekend estimates.
April 21, 8 a.m. Updated with Friday grosses and weekend estimates.

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