“Rampage” Tops Box-Office As “Avengers” Awaits

Dwayne Johnson’s video game adaptation “Rampage” fought off stiff competition from “A Quiet Place” in its second week to top the U.S. domestic box-office for the weekend.

“Rampage” won the weekend with $34.5 million in the U.S., and overseas beat expectations with a further $114.1 million – helped by a $55 million opening in China. Reviews were weak, but not terrible, for the $120 million-budget film which also nabbed an A- CinemaScore.

“A Quiet Place” only dropped 29% in its second weekend, pulling in a further $32.6 million which brings its total up to $100 million – impressive for a film that cost just $17 million. The microbudget “Truth or Dare” scored scathing reviews, but still managed a strong $19 million opening weekend – almost six times its $3.5 million cost.

“Ready Player One” slipped to fourth with a further $11.2 million and now has a worldwide total of $474.8 million. “Blockers” closed out the top five with a further $10.3 million and a $36.9 million gross after two weeks.

Everyone is counting down to the arrival of “Avengers: Infinity War” with Box-Office Pro revising its domestic opening weekend estimates to somewhere between $235-255 million. That would put it past “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and make it the biggest film opening weekend of all time.

Source: Box-Office Mojo