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|August 19, 2018|
“Rampage” storms the box office; “A Quiet Place” settles for second
HOLLYWOOD – Dwayne Johnson owns the box office….for now.
New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.’ “Rampage” sneaked up to take the top slot at the nation’s theaters. Though the sci-fi actioner has an impressive A- CinemaScore, “Rampage” will need to rely heavily on overseas ticket sales to carry its costly $120 million budget. Jeff Goldstein, president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros.’ attributed the initial numbers to Johnson’s star power.
The second week of “A Quiet Place” is in the runner-up spot. It has been riding high with rave reviews. “The speed with which ‘A Quiet Place’ has raced to the $100 million mark is a testament to the film’s ongoing appeal and a result of terrific word of mouth,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a film analyst at comScore.
Benefitting from the Friday the 13th weekend was “Truth or Dare.” The supernatural thriller debuted in third place. The pic, starring Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey, made $2.6 million internationally, combining for a global total of $21.7 million off its budget under $5 million.
The third week of Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” lifted its domestic gross to $114.5 million.
Rounding out the top five is Universal’s “Blockers.” Kay Cannon’s raunchy comedy stars John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz.
Story Date: April 21, 2018