'Rampage' Wins Weekend Box Office, Narrowly Beating 'Quiet Place'


On Friday afternoon, New Line's Rampage appeared to be dropping like a rock at the US box office, with first projections suggesting the big-budget movie might not earn much more than $28 million in its launch. But again, with a massive budget like that, Rampage needs a good showing overseas to make a profit, and it's doing just that, eyeing a $50 million opening in China in addition to performing well in other overseas markets.

You can see the full box office report for this weekend below, as rounded up and compiled by EW.

While "Rampage" narrowly topped "A Quiet Place" on Friday, analysts expected the latter to claim #1 for the full weekend.

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.

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. That figure brings the movie's domestic total to about $100 million after 10 days in theaters.

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In a very close second was Paramount's horror film "A Quiet Place" with an estimated 32.6 million dollars in its second weekend.

Universal and Blumhouse's supernatural horror film "Truth or Dare" opened in third place with an estimated 19.08 million dollars.

Holdovers complete the top five, with Warner Bros.' "Ready Player One" in fourth with $11 million in its third weekend. Audiences gave it a B-minus CinemaScore.

In seventh is Fox Searchlight's "Isle of Dogs", which made $5 million from 1,939 screens in its first weekend in wide release, giving it a total of $18.4 million.