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Leonard Klady

By Leonard Klady Klady@moviecitynews.com

The Weekend Report

A Quiet Place returned to the top of weekend viewing with an estimated $21.9 million. Two national releases vied for third and fourth. Fantasy-comedy I Feel Pretty grossing $16 million gave a slight edge over the $14.8 million Broken Lizard hijinks in Super Troopers 2. In limited wide release, the thriller Traffik bowed to $3.9 million.

The frame saw an effective expansion of Lynne Ramsay’s Cannes-prized hallucination You Were Never Really Here. Exclusive freshmen lacked a powerhouse starter. Telugu Bharat Ane Nenu had a potent start of $2.9 million.

Revenues for the session generated roughly $128 million and ebbed back 15% from the prior weekend. It was nonetheless an 18% improvement from 2017 when the second weekend of Fate of the Furious led with a $38.4 million box office and the top newcomer was Unforgettable in fifth spot with a $4.8 million tally.

Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty, a tale of a woman with an unbridled sense of her beauty and intelligence, was given a top end prospect of $15 million. It did slightly better than that, but the promise of Trainwreck may have gone off the tracks. Her rival Melissa McCarthy will be back on screen next month.

The marketplace surprise was unquestionably Super Troopers 2, expected to open to the tune of $6-$7 million. The original screen venture for the Broken Lizard comedy troupe premiered 16 years ago and proved to be a cult hit. But subsequent screen ventures have produced meh results and the same appeared the case for the retread. Instead the fan base was yearning for this revival.

Traffik, the perennial yarn of a vacationing couple beset by a gang of hooligans in a remote bucolic setting, recruited an audience 52% female and 92% 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) April 20 – 22, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
A Quiet Place Par 21.9 (5,740) -34% 3808 132.2
Rampage WB 20.6 (5,010) -42% 4115 66.2
I Feel Pretty STX/eOne 16.0 (4,650) NEW 3440 16
Super Troopers 2 Fox Searchlight 14.8 (4,860) NEW 3038 14.8
Truth or Dare Uni 7.9 (2,570) -58% 3068 30.3
Ready Player One WB 7.5 (2,350) -34% 3208 126.2
Blockers Uni 7.0 (2,220) -35% 3134 48.2
Black Panther BV 4.7 (2,430) -19% 1930 681.1
Traffik Lionsgate 3.9 (3,710) NEW 1046 3.9
Bharat Ane Nenu Great India 2.9 (8,920) NEW 323 2.9
Isle of Dogs Fox Searchlight 3.5 (1,790) -36% 1947 24.4
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Lionsgate 2.4 (1,220) -41% 1994 79.4
Acrimony Lionsgate 2.0 (1,720) -46% 1148 41
Chappaquiddick Entertainment/D Films 1.9 (1,330) -37% 1455 14.4
Sherlock Gnomes Par 1.4 (980) -49% 1459 39.6
The Miracle Season Mirror/Elevation 1.1 (1,000) -49% 1122 8.8
Beirut Bleecker Street .1.1 (1,420) -38% 755 3.9
A Wrinkle in Time BV .72 (1,080) -48% 665 93.7
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni .57 (880 -61% 646 58.7
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Fun Academy .56 (400) -56% 1386 2.3
You Were Never Really Here Amazon .54 (3,000) 67% 181 1.2
Love, Simon Fox .51 (1,030) -52% 491 40.2
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation .34 (1,630) -29% 210 6.9
Paul, Apostle of Christ Sony .32 (850) -47% 377 17
Tomb Raider WB .30 (980) -36% 303 56.7
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $122.50
% Change (Last Year) 18%
% Change (Last Week) -15%
Also debuting/expanding
Indian Horse Elevation .27 (2,260) -13% 121 0.77
La Bolduc Seville .24 (3,050) -28% 79 1.6
Hector el Father: Conoceras la Verdad Cristal .19 (5,390) 147% 36 0.63
Finding Your Feet Roadside Attractions .19 (1,010) -32% 191 0.94
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics/eOne .18 (970) -35% 183 2.7
Lean on Pete A24 .17 (2,460) 120% 69 0.34
The Rider Sony Classics 77,200 (8,580) 83% 9 0.14
Final Portrait Sony Classics 75,300 (750) 89% 100 0.3
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Kino 39,700 (4,410) -29% 9 0.12
Little Pink House Da Da 32,500 (4,060) 8 0.03
Khido Khundi Rising Sun 30,400 (820) 37 0.03
Beyond the Clounds Zee Studios 26,800 (640) 42 0.03
Dude’s Manual TBA 23,200 (1,660) 14 0.02
Ghost Stories IFC 13,100 (13,100) 1 0.01
Godard Mon Amour Cohen Media 11,900 (2,980) 4 0.01
L’Apparition MK2 11,600 (1,930) 6 0.01
The Devil and Father Amorth Orchard 10,300 (1,290) 8 0.01
Eye on Juliet eOne 7,700 (850) 9 0.01
Le Corbeau (reissue) Rialto 6,300 (6,300) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – April 19, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (5) 898.9 26.90%
Warner Bros. (15) 421.1 12.60%
Sony (9) 388.4 11.60%
20th Century Fox (8) 374.2 11.20%
Universal (8) 322.9 9.70%
Paramount (5) 189.1 5.70%
Fox Searchlight (4) 99.4 3.00%
Lionsgate (7) 94.4 2.80%
Roadside Attractions (4) 91.7 2.70%
STX (5) 67.8 2.00%
Focus (4) 63.5 1.90%
Entertainment (3) 47.1 1.40%
MGM (2) 36.9 1.10%
Neon (3) 25.5 0.80%
CBS (1) 23.5 0.70%
Aviron (1) 22.7 0.70%
Other * (138) 173.9 5.20%
3341 100%
* none greater than 0.6%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – April 19, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Padmaavat Viva 12,159,664
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation 6,522,703
Rangasthalam Creative 3,559,003
2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts Magnolia 3,508,777
La Boda de Valentina Lionsgate 2,816,208
Agnyaathavaasi – Prince in Exile Blue Sky 2,586,699
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics/eOne 2,526,637
Mary and the Witch’s Flower Gkids 2,418,404
Detective Chinatown 2 WB 1,983,984
A Fantastic Woman Sony Classics 1,944,952
Pad Man Sony 1,670,192
Operation Red Sea Well Go 1,543,547
La Bolduc Seville 1,384,919
Baaghi 2 Fox Intl 1,319,579
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go 1,185,528
TholiPrema Creative 1,181,228
Bhaagamathie Great India 1,177,302
Le Trip a trois Seville 1,157,655
Sajjan Singh Rangroot Grand Showbiz 1,091,908
Raid Eros 1,085,447

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 14.3 3317 NEW 14.3
The Equalizer 13.3 3388 NEW 13.3
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 6.7 4267 -54% 74.6
Ant-Man and the Wasp 4.4 3778 -47% 152.9
Skyscraper 3.1 3822 -66% 38.9
Incredibles 2 3.1 3164 -33% 548.9
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 3 3381 -36% 375.9
The First Purge 1.5 2331 -51% 56.7
Unfriended: Dark Web 1.4 1546 NEW 1.4
Sorry to Bother You 0.8 1050 -47% 8.2
Also Debuting
Blindspotting 0.13 14
Dhadak 0.13 99
I Love You, Hater 37,100 35
McQueen 34,600 4
Teefa in Trouble 13,900 29
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms 12,400 22
Lover 11,300 51
Running for Grace 11,100 4
Generation Wealth 10,300 4
Je vais mieux 7,200 7
Far From the Tree 6,850 1
The Third Murder 2,050 1
Damascus Cover 1,100 3
3-Day Estimates Weekend % Chg Cume
No Good Dead 24.4 (11,230) NEW 24.4
Dolphin Tale 2 16.6 (4,540) NEW 16.6
Guardians of the Galaxy 7.9 (2,550) -23% 305.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4.8 (1,630) -26% 181.1
The Drop 4.4 (5,480) NEW 4.4
Let's Be Cops 4.3 (1,570) -22% 73
If I Stay 4.0 (1,320) -28% 44.9
The November Man 2.8 (1,030) -36% 22.5
The Giver 2.5 (1,120) -26% 41.2
The Hundred-Foot Journey 2.5 (1,270) -21% 49.4