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Dwayne Johnson powers Rampage past A Quiet Place at the box office

Dwayne Johnson powers Rampage past A Quiet Place at the box office

Another weekend, another movie starring The Rock conquering the box office.

On Friday afternoon, New Line's Rampage appeared to be dropping like a rock at the USA box office, with first projections suggesting the big-budget movie might not earn much more than $28 million in its launch.

Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris' Rampage has narrowly beat A Quiet Place at the weekend 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. That all changed with the success of horror sensation A Quiet Place, which he directed, co-wrote and also stars in. Rampage's new date meant that it debuted only two weeks after Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, likewise from Warner Bros. That figure brings the movie's domestic total to about $100 million after 10 days in theaters. One of the film's tensest scenes comes early on, when the family of four led by John Krasinski and Emily Blunt's characters are playing Monopoly and a lantern gets knocked over. The movie had a reported budget of $120 million, so it's already doing well, it seems. The film has added about $51.7 million from foreign markets.




Also scaring up ticket sales this weekend is Universal and Blumhouse's Truth or Dare, which will gross about $19.1 million from 3,029 North American figures. Audiences gave it a B-minus CinemaScore.

Universal's comedy film "Blockers" finished fifth with an estimated 10.29 million dollars in its second weekend.

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.