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.
Dwayne Johnson plays the hero so well, doesn’t he? In almost every movie he’s been in, he saves the world from something. And he’s going to do it again in the upcoming ‘Rampage‘ action-flick put out by New Line Cinema.
The film is based on the classic video game of the same name, and it’ll feature three monsters who are creating widespread destruction across North America. Johnson is trying his best to stop them.
The first trailer for this movie was your typical action-flick trailer, but this new one is a bit better. It shows some humor and gives off the impression it might actually be a decent movie. In addition to Johnson, Rampage will star Malin Akerman, Naomie Harris, Jake Lacy and Joe Manganiello.
It’ll hit theaters April 20, 2018, check out the official synopsis and trailer below…
“Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered alpha predators. As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.”
How many of you old school players out there remember the Rampage arcade game? It was one of my favorites, but while playing it, I never thought, “Wow. This would be a great movie!”
But apparently someone did, because they have made an action-adventure film inspired by the 1980s video game, where players take control of gigantic monsters and work to completely destroy every building in a particular city.
Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Rampage, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
“Rampage stars Johnson as a primatologist who shares a close bond with George, a remarkably intelligent silverback gorilla, until a rogue genetic experiment transforms the ape into a gigantic, raging monster. Worse yet, there are even more of these genetically altered predators on the lose (including a 30-foot wolf), tearing across the continent, and Davis puts himself in the thick of the battle not only to save the day, but save the killer beast that used to be his best friend.”
Well, all right then. Sure…why not? Watch the trailer below. It’s scheduled to hit theaters April 20, 2018.
‘The Walking Dead’ just aired its season 7 finale this past Sunday. It was pretty intense. We won’t spoil anything for you, but we will say that the line “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” has never been more appropriate. .
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) was of course one of the stars of the episode, and all you Dean fans can rest easy knowing he will return for season 8.
But he’ll also be making time for another project. According to multiple reports, the 50-year-old actor will join Dwayne Johnson in the New Line monster film, Rampage.
It’s currently scheduled to be released April 20, 2018, and the cast is stacked with lots of talent. In addition to Johnson and Morgan, you also have Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman and Joe Manganiello.
The logline for the movie has still not been released, but we do have this piece of information from Deadline…
“[Based on the 1980s Midway arcade game] There are three giant monsters wreaking havoc across North America – and Johnson is the only hope of stopping them. Morgan will play Agent Russell, who works for a covert government division called OGA and rolls with serious swagger and attitude.”
We’ll keep you posted as more information is released.
Who knew a rock would be so popular in Hollywood? Dwayne Johnson might not win any awards for his acting, but his films are making a lot of money, and that’s the only thing people in Hollywood care about.
You just recently saw him in Furious 7 and San Andreas. His TV Show Ballers just premiered on HBO last weekend to an impressive 2.2 million viewers, and he’s in the middle of production on his comedy/action film, Central Intelligence, with the hilarious Kevin Hart.
And now you can add one more film to the list. It was announced yesterday that Johnson will be teaming up with New Line again to create a film based on the classic 80’s Midway Arcade Game, Rampage. If you’re over the age of 20, and had any fun as a child, you probably remember playing this great game.
Does great game = great movie? I’m not sure. The plot details haven’t been released, but it’s safe to assume Johnson will be playing the hero. In the game, players are able to take control of giant monsters and destroy major cities across North America. It’s likely Johnson will be playing a member of the military trying to stop them.
Ryan Engle (Non-Stop) is the writer behind this project, and New Line is currently trying to fill the open directing assignment now. Production is scheduled for the summer of 2016.