I Feel Pretty: Amy Schumer’s Comedy–Artistic and Commercial Disapointment

I Feel Pretty, the self-described female empowerment comedy, is tracking to open between $13 million and $15 million.

This low figure is way behind Amy Schumer’s Snatched ($19.5 million), a terrible picture, and Trainwreck ($30.1 million), a decent one.

STX Entertainment release is rated PG-13, compared with the more restrictive R for Trainwreck and Snatched.  However, as bad and silly as Snatched was, it co-starred Goldie Hawn.


In the film, directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, Schumer plays a woman who believes she looks like a supermodel after bumping her head in a spinning class.

The movie’s current score on Rotten Tomatoes is negative–35 percent.

I Feel Pretty co-stars Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper, Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton.

Schumer has responded to criticism on social media that the movie’s trailer encouraged body shaming by saying that her character suffers from low self-esteem and that ultimately I Feel Pretty sends a positive message.

Fox Searchlight’s Super Troopers 2 is tracking to debut to $5 million-$6 million. A follow-up to the 2002 cult favorite, the comedy-adventure was written by and stars the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, including director Jay Chandrasekhar, Brian Cox, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Leme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske. The first film launched to $6.2 million domestically.

This time out, the oddball troopers attempt to resolve an international border dispute between the U.S. and Canada. The movie’s Rotten Tomatoes score is presently 41 percent, an uptick over the first film (35 percent).

Codeblack and Lionsgate’s thriller Traffik is pacing to open to an even more modest 4 million-$5 million. Paula Patton and Omar Epps lead the cast. Directed by Deon Taylor, the movie revolves around a couple who is terrorized by a biker gang at a remote country getaway.