On Friday afternoon, New Line's Rampage appeared to be dropping like a rock at the US box office, with first projections suggesting the big-budget movie might not earn much more than $28 million in its launch. Rampage made $114.1 million from worldwide markets this weekend, for a total of around $148.6 million.
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Sci-fi action flick "Rampage" topped North American box offices over the weekend, taking in an estimated US$34.5 million to barely beat out horror film "A Quiet Place". The movie, costing at least $120 million to make before marketing, will need to have strong legs to make its money back. Rampage's new date meant that it debuted only two weeks after Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, likewise from Warner Bros. China is the top global market for the film with a $55 million launch, while IMAX screens accounted for $10 million worldwide. The plot follows a primatologist named Davis Okoye who must team up with George, an extraordinarily intelligent gorilla who turns into a raging creature of enormous size following a rogue experiment, in order to stop an invasion of monsters.
What little noise there is in "A Quiet Place" is all the more effective for its scarcity. Audiences gave it a B-minus CinemaScore. Set to earn $32.6 million in its second weekend (cume now $99.6 million), "A Quiet Place" will take second place.
Universal and Blumhouse's supernatural horror film "Truth or Dare" opened in third place with an estimated 19.08 million dollars.
Universal's comedy "Blockers" is just behind with $10.2 million, giving the $20 million comedy film a 10-day total of $37 million.