The first feature film from WarnerMedia’s truTV, Impractical Jokers: The Movie, made an impressive splash in its first weekend, landing in 11th slot nationwide despite only debuting on 357 screens. The movie took in $2.6 million over the Feb. 21-23, 2020, weekend, with a per-screen average of $7,302.
Directed by Chris Henchy and produced by Funny or Die, the film stars the truTV stars James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto, and Sal Vulcano, pranking each other and unsuspecting audiences along the way as they travel from New York City to Florida.
“We’ve always known the power of the Impractical Jokers fan base but this is more than we could have dreamed of for truTV’s first theatrical release,” said Brett Weitz, General Manager for TNT, TBS, & truTV. “In its eighth season on the small screen the Impractical Jokers’ audience and momentum has continued to build and now they’ve proven that the sky’s the limit for this comedy franchise.”
The film will to expand, reaching more than 1,800 screens across North America this coming weekend.