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

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

Rampage may have failed to set the U.S. box office alight over the weekend, but it seems audiences in the UAE can't get enough of Dwayne Johnson and his monkey business in the big budget monster flick.

Despite the movie sporting a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and last weekend's box office hit, "A Quiet Place", looking to have a strong second weekend in theaters, the Johnson brand went into overdrive leading to "Rampage" winning the weekend at the box office with an estimated $34.5 million, according to boxofficepro.

Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris in "Rampage".

Overseas, "Rampage" has made $114.1 million in multiple territories, giving it a $148.6 million worldwide start. This weekend's almost $33 million gorss pushes its 10-day total of $100 million against a $17 million budget.

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Both films will have a chance to add to their totals next week (with the only new competition coming in the form of I Feel Pretty, Super Troopers 2, and Traffik) before the real 2,000 pound gorilla of the summer season, Avengers: Infinity War, opens nationwide on April 26. The movie had a reported budget of $120 million, so it's already doing well, it seems. Audiences gave it a B-minus CinemaScore.

In third place over the Friday the 13th weekend was yet another horror film, new Universal/Blumhouse release "Truth or Dare", which took in US$19.1 million - more than five times the movie's minuscule budget.

Fox Searchlight also expanded Wes Anderson's stop-motion movie Isle of Dogs to 1,939 theaters (up from 554), collecting an estimated $5 million (good for seventh place) and upping its domestic total to about $18.5 million.

"Because it's a movie about a family that needs to remain quiet, this is such a ideal atmosphere and one of the best scenes to tell the rules of how to remain quiet, what happens if you don't", Krasinski says in the video.

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