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16 April 2018, 04:33 | Regina Holmes
Weekend Box Office: 'Rampage' Beats 'A Quiet Place' After All With $34.5M
Critics were mixed about the "Rampage", giving it a 51 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. TheWrap's Umberto Gonzalez and Beatrice Verhoeven described "Rampage" as good, popcorn-munching entertainment, and audiences seem to have agreed with families packing Saturday matinees.
There's no question that The Rock is the biggest action star in the world, but he proved this weekend with Warner Bros.'s "Rampage", an adaptation of the popular 1980s video game, that if his name is on the project people are going to run to the theater to see it - a lot of people. Rampage made $114.1 million from global markets this weekend, for a total of around $148.6 million.
At ninth, we find Tyler Perry's Acrimony, earning $3.7 million, while Chappaquiddick fell to 10th on $3 million.
The film pulled in a disappointing $32M (Dh117.5M) on its opening weekend in the USA - some way off the $40M early tracking had hoped for - and could only manage second place at the box office behind John Krasinski's surprise hit horror A Quiet Place, which retained top spot for a second week. A strong rating like that suggests positive word-of-mouth, which may help the film do well into its second and third weeks.
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.
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. Ready Player One was pushed to fourth on $11.2 million, while comedy Blockers rounds out the top fifth for $10.2 million.
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.
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