Box Office: Amy Schumer storms the chart as I Feel Pretty debuts at #1

• Amy Schumer storms the chart as I Feel Pretty debuts at #1

Amy Schumer

Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at the weekend box office for April 19-22, 2018.

Box office revenue was close to $15m for a mid-Autumn weekend, which was down just 8% on the previous weekend.

The Rock handed over top spot to Amy Schumer, whose I Feel Pretty was one of two new releases to make the top five.

All five movies at the top of the chart did better than $1m with three of the five showing on over 300 screens.

One movie outside of the top five, Ready Player One, is hanging around on 299 screens after four weeks with a total to-date of $13.01m.

#1 I Feel Pretty $2.49m

With a little bit of help from Lisa Wilkinson’s New York trip to interview Amy Schumer for The Sunday Project, the US comedy has opened on 334 screens with the weekend’s best average for a movie in wide release – $7,470. Schumer should make the most of her time at the top because Avengers: Infinity War crashes into cinemas later this week.

#2 Rampage $1.98m

The dollars dropped 35% over the second weekend of release as the movie was whipped off 169 screens to 300 giving it a screen average of $6,601.

#3 Peter Rabbit #1.84m

Only The Greatest Showman ($34m in 17 weeks) and Black Panther ($40.5m in 10 weeks) have been on the chart longer. Peter Rabbit dropped from 439 screens two weeks ago to 374 last weekend giving it a screen average of $4,932. The movie has earned just on $23m after five weekends.

#4 A Quiet Place $1.73m

The third weekend on the chart for the very well-reviewed horror movie that has taken $8.66m so far. It shed 49 screens to 233, which gave it the weekend’s second-best screen average of $7,441.

#5 The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society $1.13m

It will be hard to come up with a better name for a movie than this in 2018. The other major talking point is a starring role from Lily James. The film opened on 225 screens with a screen average just over $5,000.

Top photo: Amy Schumer (Source: Shutterstock)

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