is undeniably funny, so why have her two latest films underperformed?
The comedian’s third starring vehicle “I Feel Pretty
,” written and directed by Marc Silverstein
and Abby Kohn
, launched to a soft $16 million last weekend. It’s not a disaster, but it does represent Schumer’s lowest opening for a film yet.
“In terms of her career trajectory, it’s been a declining scale,” box office analyst Jeff Bock
said. “It’s a matter of her finding her feet. She’s relatively new on the scene.”
The comedian made her film debut alongside Bill Hader
in 2015’s hit “Trainwreck
.” The incisive rom-com, written by Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow
, bowed with $30 million and went on to earn $110 million. That’s an impressive tally, particularly for a genre that has struggled to live up to the glory years of Meg Ryan
and Julia Roberts
. Audiences were familiar