Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Business | By Kate Woods

Dwayne Johnson powers Rampage past A Quiet Place at the box office

Dwayne Johnson powers Rampage past A Quiet Place at the box office

While "Rampage" narrowly topped "A Quiet Place" on Friday, analysts expected the latter to claim #1 for the full weekend. Rampage made $114.1 million from worldwide markets this weekend, for a total of around $148.6 million.

"Because it's a movie about a family that needs to remain quiet, this is such a ideal atmosphere and one of the best scenes to tell the rules of how to remain quiet, what happens if you don't", Krasinski says in the video.

While the three-day take for the new Warner Bros. film was said to be one of the best ever for a video game spinoff, its US$120 million budget means the movie "will need to have strong legs to make its money back", Hollywood Reporter said. The film has added about $51.7 million from foreign markets.

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Holdovers complete the top five, with Warner Bros.' "Ready Player One" in fourth with $11 million in its third weekend.

In Rampage, Johnson plays a primatologist whose beloved pal - an albino gorilla - is transformed into a giant menace as the result of a genetic experiment (there's also a wolf and a crocodile involved).

Paramount's high-concept horror film A Quiet Place continued to defy expectations in its sophomore outing, earning $32.6 million for a domestic total just shy of $100 million, or $99.6 million. The film has been received poorly with a B- CinemaScore grade and a 15 percent RT score.

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In third is Universal/Blumhouse's "Truth Or Dare", which made $19 million in its opening weekend from 3,029 locations. The supernatural thriller stars Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey as spring breakers caught up in an innocent game that turns deadly.

And in fifth was "Blockers", a raunchy comedy from Universal starring John Cena and Leslie Mann, which netted US$10.3 million.

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