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Super Troopers 2 tops I Feel Pretty in Thursday previews

Super Troopers 2 and I Feel Pretty are set to go up against A Quiet Place and Rampage at the box office this weekend. According to Box Office Mojo's analysis, neither of the new flicks is expected to be able to top the John Krasinski horror or the Dwayne Johnson action comedy, so the real test will be to see who wins third place. Super Troopers 2 drew first blood in Thursday previews, bringing in $1.35 million to I Feel Pretty's $1 million.

Super Troopers 2, a sequel to the 2001 cult comedy hit of the same name, brings back the original film's state troopers and sees them teaming up with former Mounties to man a new highway patrol station on a disputed area of the U.S.-Canada border. Jay Chandrasekhar stars in and directs the film, which also features Paul Soter, Damon Wayans Jr., Seann William Scott, Lynda Carter, Rob Lowe, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Steve Lemme, Erik Stolhanske, Kevin Heffernan, and Brian Cox.

Super Troopers 2 hasn't exactly been a hit with critics, amassing just a 31 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. (The first film sits at a 35 percent.) Despite topping I Feel Pretty in previews, Super Troopers 2 is expected to place out of the top five with somewhere between $5 and $6 million. The movie's Thursday preview showings included a double-billing with the original film beginning at 4:20 p.m. in some locations.

I Feel Pretty, meanwhile, features comedian Amy Schumer as Renee Barrett, a woman who, after bumping her head at a SoulCycle class, begins to see herself as the most beautiful woman in the world. Busy Philipps, Aidy Bryant, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Sasheer Zamata, Lauren Hutton, and Tom Hopper also star in I Feel Pretty, which was written and directed by Never Been Kissed's Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. 

I Feel Pretty has also received mostly negative reviews from critics and currently sits at a 36 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie, which was met with a controversial reception online, is projecting to bring in somewhere between $12 and $19 million. Its previews compare well to Schumer's Snatched, which brought in $650,000 ahead of a $19.5 million debut. However, Snatched premiered over Mother's Day weekend, which gave it a boost.

First place will likely end up going to the critically acclaimed A Quiet Place, which should bring in around $21 million in its third weekend in theaters. Johnson's Rampage will provide the closest competition, and could beat out A Quiet Place if it holds on to a larger portion of its audience than expected. That film is expected to bring in somewhere around $17 million, good for second place.