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MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT -- 4/22/18


 
I FEEL PRETTY - AMY SCHUMER AT L.A. PREMIERE

I FEEL PRETTY - AMY SCHUMER AT L.A. PREMIERE

JURASSIC WORLD-FALLEN KINGDOM

JURASSIC WORLD-FALLEN KINGDOM

MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT FOR 4/22/18:

After a wintry spring with chilly boxoffice temps, Hollywood's hoping for a sizzling summer.

 

Last summer fell victim to franchise fatigue, but this one looks like it has what it takes to keep the multiplexes buzzing. That's clear from Fandango's survey of what summer films moviegoers are most anticipating.

 

Not surprisingly, "AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR" (4/27) leads the Top 10, followed by: "DEADPOOL 2" (5/18), "SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY" (5/25), "JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM" (6/22 -- pictured), "INCREDIBLES 2" (6/15), "OCEAN'S 8" (6/8), "MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN" (7/20), "MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT" (7/27) "SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO" (6/29) and "ANT-MAN AND THE WASP" (7/6).

 

Films based on aging properties under-performed last summer, but this summer will be driven by newer material that moviegoers actually know. And there's more than just superhero sequels – including family fare like "I2," "DISNEY'S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN" (8/3) and "HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION" (7/3); and female appeal films like "O8," "MM" and "LIFE OF THE PARTY" (5/11).

 

Bottom line: Expect much better boxoffice action than we saw last summer.

 

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MARTIN GROVE'S HOLLYWOOD REPORT FOR 4/22/18:

Last weekend saw the "QUIET" before the boxoffice storm due Friday as Disney/Marvel launches "AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR" at 4,200 theatres.

 

With no strong newcomers, Paramount/Platinum Dunes' PG-13 horror hit "A QUIET PLACE" was able to reclaim first place in weekend 3 with just $22M. It's done $132.4M domestic with an estimated $17M cost.

 

WB/NL's PG-13 action adventure "RAMPAGE" slid to second in weekend 2 with $21M and a $66.6M domestic cume.

 

STX/Voltage/Huyai Brothers' "I FEEL PRETTY" opened third to a not-so-sexy $16.2M. STX reportedly paid $15M (plus P&A) of its estimated $32M cost. It wasn't helped by 34% on RT, social media sniping that the Amy Schumer (pictured) comedy body shames women and a PG-13 rating that told girls-night-outters it wasn't as raunchy as Schumer's 2015 R rated "TRAINWRECK," which opened to $30.1M and did $110.2M domestic.

 

Fox Searchlight's R rated comedy "SUPER TROOPERS 2" opened fourth to an over-performing $14.7M despite 35% on RT. It reportedly cost $5M.

 

Last weekend's ticket sales of $128M, per comScore, were up 18.4% from $108.1M last year. 2018 is down 2.2% from 2017 vs. down 2.3% a week ago.