In its second week out, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR holds the lead with $115 million from 4,474 theatres for Marvel/Disney, a total of $453 million grossed domestically thus far in its run.
Opening in second is the Remake OVERBOARD starring Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris, with $13.1 million from 1,623 theatres for MGM Pictures. It gets 28% on the Tomatometer but a great A- CinemaScore. It has yet to get a Canadian release.
A QUIET PLACE continues to show staying power in third with $7.4 million for Paramount Pictures, a total $159 million grossed in four weeks.
Jason Reitman‘s TULLY opens in sixth with $3.5 million for Universal Pictures/Focus Features from 1,353 theatres. The Drama starring Charlize Theron and Canadian Actress Mackenzie Davis, gets a strong 89% on the Tomatometer.
BAD SAMARITAN debuts in ninth for Electric Entertainment with $1.7 million from 2,007 theatres. It gets 59% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
SUPER TROOPERS 2 rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.7 million in its third week, a total $25 million made in these parts for Fox Searchlight.
Not that there ever was a doubt about it! AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is en route to a $237 million opening for Disney/Marvel, from 4,475 theatres, pegging it as second-highest all-time opening right in behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It gets 84% on the Tomatometer from Critics and an A CinemaScore which should help continue spreading word of mouth in coming weeks. Expect it to all about Avengers these next few weeks.
A v. distant second is A QUIET PLACE with $10 million from 4,101 theatres for Paramount Pictures. Overall it has made $147.6 million over four weeks domestically.
In third is I FEEL PRETTY with $7.9 million for STX Entertainment/eOne Films, a two-week tally of $29.3 million.
RAMPAGE slips to fourth spot with $$6.8 million, a three week total of $77.6 million for Warner Bros.
SUPER TROOPERS 2 in its second week earns $3.2 million for Fox Searchlight, a two-week gross of $21.7 million.
TRAFFIK rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.7 million, a total $6.8 million earned over two weeks for Lionsgate Films. The Film doesn’t have a Canadian release.
A QUIET PLACE won’t be stopped. After slipping to second spot in a narrow loss last weekend, it rises back to the top in its third week out for Paramount Pictures, with $21.1 million from 3,808 theatres. It has thus far earned $131 million domestically.
In second is I FEEL PRETTY with a solid $18 million for STX Entertainment/eOne Films from 3,440 theatres. The Amy Schumer-fronted Comedy get 35% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
RAMPAGE gets third spot with $17.6 million after taking top spot last weekend. It has made $63 million over two weeks for Warner Bros.
SUPER TROOPERS 2 debuts in fourth spot with $16 million with its strategic 4.20 release date. It plays in 2,038 theatres for Fox Searchlight and gets 33% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
TRAFFIK opens in ninth spot with $3.8 million for Lionsgate Films. It gets 24% on the Tomatometer for Codeblack Films. It hasn’t be released yet in Canada.
ISLE OF DOGS rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.3 million for Fox Searchlight, a total $24 million over five weeks.
By George Kozera and Mr. Will Wong
Since the smash 2001 success of SUPER TROOPERS, Fans of the Broken Lizard Comedy Group have long been waiting on a follow-up. In Toronto to promote the anticipated Cult Hit Sequel were the men behind the laughs. Our George Kozera had the pleasure of chatting with Stars and Writers of SUPER TROOPERS 2 (directed by the Group’s Jay Chandrasekhar) including Erik Stolhanske (Rabbit), Paul Soter (Carl Foster) and Steve Lemme (Mac).
When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, our hapless heroes are called back to duty to patrol the disputed area (ironically, it’s in Quebec, notoriously accommodating to all things Anglophone!) You don’t have to be familiar with the original Movie as this sequel is fast and furious with laughter. We watch the five Americans try to make sense of the Canadian way of life…co-ed strip bars and a comprehensive health plan…a battle of “quien es mas macho” occurs, harvesting comic gold.
SUPER TROOPERS 2 not only throws jokes and gags at a frenetic pace, the celebrity camero are equally abundant. Rob Lowe, Lynda Carter, Jim Gaffigan and Fred Savage representing the red, white and blue, while Emmanuelle Chriqui, Will Sasso (brilliantly impersonating the vocal stylings of former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien), Tyler Labine and Bruce McCulloch as the Canadian contingent.
George chats with Stolhanske, Soter and Soter about the differences between screening this Film for Canadian vs. American audience, the decision to release the Film on a day synonymous with Cannabis Culture and also some of the exciting said cameos. Is it safe to say the Trio are obsessed with MRWILLWONG.COM?
See George’s Chat with Stolhanske, Soter and Lemme:
In case you missed it, here is the NSFW Red Band Trailer for SUPER TROOPERS 2:
Fox Searchlight release SUPER TROOPERS 2 on Friday, April 20, 2018.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong)
Fox Searchlight x Mr. Will want to give Readers in Toronto, Vancouver + Calgary a chance to attend an Advance Screening of the hilarious SUPER TROOPERS 2! Screenings are as follows:
TORONTO – Wed. April 18 / 7:00PM / Cineplex Yonge and Dundas
VANCOUVER – Wed. April 18 / 7:00PM / Cineplex International Village
CALGARY – Wed. April 18 / 7:00PM / Scotiabank Chinook
Everyone’s favorite law enforcement team is back by popular demand with the long anticipated follow up to the cult comedy classic…SUPER TROOPERS. When an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers– Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva, are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station in the disputed area. Unconventional police work follows, and the result is…SUPER TROOPERS 2.
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Fox Searchlight release SUPER TROOPERS 2 on Friday, April 20, 2018 (of course!).
Stay tuned for our George Kozera’s Chat with the Cast!
(Photo/video credit: Fox Searchlight)
The excitement MEOWnts! Fans of Cult Classic SUPER TROOPERS will be delighted to know that a Sequel is on its way to us!
See the Trailer:
Fox Searchlight release SUPER TROOPERS 2 you guessed it… Friday, April 20, 2018.
(Photo/video credit: Fox Searchlight)
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