Thursday, 19 April, 2018

"Rampage" tops North American box office in opening weekend

A Quiet Place SGA Quiet Place has become a huge box office hit
Nellie Chapman | 16 April, 2018, 04:50

Critics were mixed about the "Rampage", giving it a 51 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. A Quiet Place won Friday night at the box office, but families turned out big for Rampage on Saturday to boost it into the top spot over the weekend.

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.' science fiction monster film "Rampage" topped North American box office in its opening weekend with an estimated 34.5 million USA dollars, defeating "A Quiet Place" in a close race. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt's A Quiet Place earned a total of $32.6 million at the box office in its second weekend, good enough for second place. Rampage made $114.1 million from worldwide markets this weekend, for a total of around $148.6 million.

The parody trailer mashup combines key scenes from "The Office" - like "the longest silent streak in office history" - with tense scenes and music from "A Quiet Place". This weekend's almost $33 million gorss pushes its 10-day total of $100 million against a $17 million budget. The film has added about $51.7 million from foreign markets. The strong word of mouth that pushed the film to a $50 million opening has helped hold its second weekend drop-off to just 34 percent.

Another low-budget horror film also had a great debut, with the Lucy Hale-starring "Truth or Dare" taking third place with an opening-weekend domestic take of $19.2 million. The movie, nabbing an A- CinemaScore and playing to an ethnically diverse audience, comes on the heels of the blockbuster success of Johnson starrer Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Two weekends before "Avengers" hits theaters, the film now has a domestic total of $673.8 million and a global total of $1.31 billion.