Weekend box office: Did Rampage deliver another win for Dwayne Johnson?


Dwayne Johnson enjoyed his Christmas last year due to Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle’s success, but was he able to pull the same thing off with Rampage?

This weekend, Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage opened in the theaters. While it’s based off a video game and may or may not break the video game curse, we can consider it another decent hit for Johnson. Recently, he’s had a few ups and downs when Baywatch failed to connect with audiences. However, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle helped pull him out of any slump he was in after it nearly crossed a billion dollars at the worldwide box office during the holidays. Not only did it almost cross a billion, but it also helped knock Star Wars: The Last Jedi off the top.

Thanks to a strong debut and an otherwise quiet weekend (no pun intended), Rampage earned $34.5 million at the box office this weekend. Followed very closely behind it, A Quiet Place earned $32.6 million this weekend, and soon, will earn $100 million domestically.

Here are the Top 10 movies at the box office this weekend. Each film is listed with their estimated weekend haul followed by their overall domestic total.

"Rampage $34,500,000A Quiet Place $32,600,000 / $99,635,885Truth or Dare $19,080,000Ready Player One $11,205,000 / $114,607,798Blockers $10,295,000 / $36,927,670Black Panther $5,342,000 / $673,797,522Isle Of Dogs $5,000,000 / $18,450,864I Can Only Imagine $3,837,220 / $74,988,485Tyler Perry’s Acrimony $3,700,000 / $37,875,477Chappaquiddick $3,025,000 / $11,006,383"

Now, Rampage is working against a $120 million budget and will probably rely on its overseas money to break even. Whereas A Quiet Place only took $17 million to make. No spoilers, but on a budget like that, the monsters were very well realized. If not as well or even better than Rampage’s overgrown animals.

As you can see, Black Panther continues to sit in the Top 10. Its domestic haul makes it the third highest after Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar still, but no other upcoming film will likely get even close to it.

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