“A Quiet Place” was predicted to hold audience while the clueless finally got a clue about “Rampage” and stayed away this weekend, with John Krasinski’s Monsters Can Hear You thriller taking in another $20-21 million and easily winning the weekend.
That’s pretty much working out. “Rampage” has taken a tumble, “Quiet Place” is looking at another $20.
Except for the “easily winning” part. Amy Schumer’s round-the-clock promotion/explaining of “I Feel Pretty” meant more than the reviews, most of which were less forgiving than mine. “Shockingly sweet” I called it. “Pretty,” filmed by the team that wrote “Never Been Kissed,” had a $7 million Friday. Not sure if audiences are embracing the less abrasive PG-13 Schumer here. But she’s headed for a $19-20 million weekend if that holds. That’s better than the $17 million projected, pretty much the same as “Snatched,” her last film took in upon opening.
“Trainwreck 2” would have made double that, but that’s branding for you.
The geezers at Broken Lizard weren’t riding great reviews back onto screens with “Super Troopers 2,” either. But they had a big Thursday night, a theater manager I chatted with Friday said the raunchy, dated comedy was doing great business, and they managed a $7 million Friday as well. $19 or so for the weekend as well, unless every ex-fratboy in America dying for this has already seen it, now.
So Saturday AM, the “weekend winner” title is still up for grabs. “Rampage” may pull in another $16 million, depending on Saturday’s take.
“Traffik,” the Paula Patton in Peril thriller about fighting off human traffickers in the mountains of Northern California, is limping towards a $4 million weekend.