Dwayne Johnson delivers another hit with 'Rampage,' 'A Quiet Place' continues its less-than-quiet run
Videogame adaptation Rampage topped the box office over the weekend, earning $34.5 million on 4,101 screens. That’s all well and good for Warner Bros., which has this week and next to rack up ticket sales before Disney/Marvel’s Infinity War comes along and shoves everything else unceremoniously down the top five. But hey—Rampage is a Dwayne Johnson-starring action movie coming out during a relatively quiet time at the box office. Hercules aside, that it would do well is no real surprise.The real underdog this weekend proved to be John Krasinksi’s A Quiet Place, a low-budget horror film that almost managed to beat Rampage to the number one spot in its second weekend. The film’s $32.6 million gross marks only a 35.1% drop from last weekend, though it’s worth noting that Paramount added 81 theatres as a response to last weekend’s strong critical and audience reception. So far, A Quiet Place sits just shy of $100 million after ten days.
Horror also reared its head in the number three spot with Truth or Dare, which gives Blumhouse another strong opening with $19 million against a reported $3.5 million production budget. Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One (weekend gross $11.2 million, total gross $114.6 million) slid to spot number four in its third weekend, while R-rated comedy Blockers (weekend gross $10.2 million, total gross $36.9 million) rounded out the top five.
Isle of Dogs (weekend gross $5 million, total gross $18.4 million), meanwhile, expanded to nationwide release after a three-week-long specialty run. Beirut, starring Jon Hamm, opened to $1.6 million on just over 750 theatres. And the weekend’s highest per-theatre average went to Chloé Zhao’s The Rider, which opened to $45,268 theatres on three screens for a PTA of $15,089.