Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s Rampage’ takes box office lead over A Quiet Place
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Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s Rampage’ takes box office lead over A Quiet Place

Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock has delivered another commercially successful film in Rampage. The film is making a killing at the box office.

hollywood Updated: Apr 17, 2018 14:10 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
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Dwayne Johnson in a still from Rampage.

Rampage topped North American box offices over the weekend to barely beat out horror film A Quiet Place, industry figures showed Monday. Rampage stars hard-working Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson as a primatologist who befriends an albino gorilla which grows to enormous size after a rogue experiment and then teams with Johnson to stop invading monsters. Naomie Harris co-stars.

While the three-day $35.8 million take for the new Warner Bros film was said to be one of the best ever for a video game spinoff, it will need many weeks of strong showing to make its money back on a $120 million budget. A Quiet Place, in its second week, took in a healthy $33 million, buoyed by rave reviews.

The almost wordless Paramount production stars actor/director John Krasinski and real-life wife Emily Blunt as a couple silently struggling to protect their family from invading aliens that are blind but can track their prey by sound.

Read: Rampage movie review: In a battle between monsters, Dwayne Johnson is the only winner

In third place over the Friday the 13th weekend was yet another horror film, new Universal/Blumhouse release Truth or Dare, which took in $18.7 million -- more than five times the movie’s minuscule budget. The supernatural thriller stars Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey as spring breakers caught up in an innocent game that turns deadly.

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One -- a futuristic tribute to 1980s films -- took in $11.5 million to cling to fourth place in its third week out. Its budget was a not-so-minuscule $175 million. The Warner Bros. film tells the story of a teenage gamer (Wade Watts) who finds himself inside an addictive virtual reality world.

And in fifth was Blockers, a raunchy comedy from Universal starring John Cena and Leslie Mann that netted $10.8 million.

First Published: Apr 17, 2018 14:03 IST