Many people thought (including me) that ‘A Quiet Place‘ would take the top spot at the box office for two weekends in a row, but it looks like Dwayne Johnson’s star power is stronger than we thought.
His video game adaptation ‘Rampage‘ is not exactly performing well with critics, but the audience is eating it right up. The film managed to just beat A Quiet Place at the box office this weekend.
Rampage earned $34.5 million and A Quiet Place came in at second with $32.9 million, but it’s still a win for the horror/thriller directed by John Krasinski. In fact, I’d say it’s the real winner of the weekend, ’cause it worked with a budget just under $20 million and it’s already made $100 million at the domestic box office.
Meanwhile, Rampage’s budget was reportedly $120 million, so it’s going to need to perform well overseas in order to make that back and more. And honestly, it probably will because the world is in love with The Rock.
Coming in third at the box office this weekend was Blumhouse’s ‘Truth or Dare,’ which earned an impressive $19 million. That’s not a bad opening at all for a film that was reportedly made for under $5 million.
Next weekend, ‘Super Troopers 2‘ and Amy Schumer’s comedy ‘I Feel Pretty‘ will be released. We’ll see if either of those titles can take down Rampage.[mashshare]