Weekend Box Office: Projections for “I Feel Pretty” drop, “Quiet Place” looks to silence “Rampage”

box2Over at Box Office Mojo, they’re calling it “Quiet Place” over $21, “Rampage” falling into upper teens and “I Feel Pretty” $15, “Super Troopers 2” $6, “Traffik,” a Paula Patton/Omar Epps thriller, $3.5.

Maybe that crowd-funded “Troopers” sequel won’t pay off until it reaches the homes of aged frat boys. On Netflix.

But Deadline.com, which also tracks preview take, notes that “Troopers” owned Thursday night — $1.35 million or so. If that holds up, it could put “Troopers” in the $10 million range. My guess? Everybody dying to see it saw it Thursday night. $6 million is close to the mark.

The huge social media presence of Amy Schumer and her star-vehicle “I Feel Pretty” suggests that all the $15-17 million opening weekend predictions are a little thin.

I’ve thought “anything below $15 and she’s in trouble,” but likewise, anything over $17 could lead to a second Amy Boom. Early in the week, we were running across $17 million predictions. Those have fallen off. Are they lowballing Amy? Or do they know something?

Prognosticators are notorious for sandbagging African-American star vehicles, but “Traffik” is only on 1000 or so screens. It’ll be fighting “Isle of Dogs” for pride of place.


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