Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

'Rampage' Stomps Past 'A Quiet Place' for $34.5 Million Box Office Win

'Rampage' Stomps Past 'A Quiet Place' for $34.5 Million Box Office Win

Sci-fi action flick "Rampage" topped North American box offices over the weekend, taking in an estimated US$34.5 million to barely beat out horror film "A Quiet Place", industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.

Overseas, Rampage roared loudly in China, biting off $55 million for a foreign debut of $114.1 million and solid global start of $148.6 million.

Based on the classic arcade game about giant monsters laying waste to cities, Rampage stars Johnson as a primatologist and former soldier who gets caught up in a rogue experiment that mutates an albino gorilla he saved from poachers - as well as a wolf and a crocodile.

In second place, Paramount's thriller A Quiet Place will take in about $32.6 million, which represents a very modest 35% decline from its excellent opening last week.

Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris in "Rampage". Universal's R-rated comedy Blockers rounded out the top five with $10.3 million for a tepid 10-day domestic cume of $36.9 million.


In its first weekend out, Dwayne Johnson tried to Rampage through the second-week returns for John Krasinki's horror film, but between The Rock and A Quiet Place, it mostly ended up a stalemate where both sides could claim victory. The movie had a reported budget of $120 million, so it's already doing well, it seems.

New release "Truth Or Dare" was #3 on Friday the 13th with $8.2 million. Audiences gave it a B-minus CinemaScore.

On this week's episode of MEET THE MOVIE PRESS, brought to you by Afterbuzz TV's Popcorn Talk Network, Simon Thompson and I discuss the Cannes-Netflix beef, Warner Bros. cutting ties with Brett Ratner, the new director of the Fast and Furious spinoff, and the cast of the It sequel.

Despite bad reviews and a luke-warn response from the movie-going public (scoring a dismal 15% on Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus, a 21% audience score, and a B- on CinemaScore) Blumhouse's Truth or Dare did earn an estimated $19 million on only a $3.5 million dollar budget.

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