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Weekend Box Office: Between The Rock And 'A Quiet Place'

Weekend Box Office: Between The Rock And 'A Quiet Place'

"Rampage" earned $11.5 million at the Friday box office.

Despite taking the crown, Rampage is coming in on the low end of industry projections, which had it pegged in the $35 million-$40 million range.

The global figures will certainly bring some relief to studio execs sweating at the United States disappointment, although with a total opening weekend haul that looks set to be less than $70M, the movie still has some way to go to make back its $120M production budget.

Rampage, which is based on the arcade game of the same name, is big, fun, and dumb, our reviewer said.

Rampage will need to demonstrate staying power, like Johnson's recent hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and/or do big business internationally to be considered a success.




Universal's comedy "Blockers" is just behind with $10.2 million, giving the $20 million comedy film a 10-day total of $37 million. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt's A Quiet Place earned a total of $32.6 million at the box office in its second weekend, good enough for second place. The movie had a reported budget of $120 million, so it's already doing well, it seems.

Truth or Dare, the latest microbudget collaboration from Universal and Blumhouse, opened to strong $19.2 million in the USA despite competition from A Quiet Place.

This appears to be the typical "one-week-only" box office event that is typical of disposable teen horror films where a 60% to 70% drop at the following week's box office is not uncommon and readily accepted by studios. Audiences gave it a B-minus CinemaScore.

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. Check out the April 13-15 figures below.