Rampage Smashes Its Way To First Place At The Box Office

This past weekend saw the wide release of the Dwayne Johnson-led blockbuster Rampage and the Blumhouse horror film, Truth or Dare.

In at No. 1 is Rampage. It hit theaters with $34.5M in its opening weekend. It’s not a fantastic opening, by any stretch. If you’ll recall, the relatively low budget horror flick, A Quiet Place, managed to hit $50M in its first weekend, and in its second, it nearly managed to top Rampage. But, of course, with a film like Rampage, what matters most is its worldwide appeal. So far, it’s made $148M, and seems to be well on its way to at least earning back its budget. Furthermore, audiences who did see the film really did seem to dig it, based on the A- CinemaScore. Perhaps this will help it perform well this coming weekend, but if audiences are saving themselves for Avengers: Infinity War the week after, then the studio may be in for a disappointment.

At No. 2 is A Quiet Place with $32.6M. After its stunning $50M debut, it only dropped 35.1 percent, meaning that audiences really took to the movie and even recommended it to their friends. This is in spite of its somewhat middling B+ CinemaScore (which would be a great as a letter grade in general, but is slightly disappointing when talking CinemaScores — For the record, Green Lantern got a B). So far, the film is made over $150M on its $17M budget, meaning that it’s doing more than a little well for Paramount. I’d be surprised if a sequel wasn’t in the cards.

No. 3 is Truth or Dare, the Blumhouse horror film, with $19.0M. Based on its minuscule $3.5M budget, this is already a home run for the studio. However, I don’t expect to see this to stick around the top five for very long. While the premise was enough to get some butts in seats, with its B- CinemaScore, it sounds like audiences were left a bit wanting.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 15, are below.

Rampage – Warner Bros. – $34.5M
Quiet Place, A – Paramount – $32.6M
Blumhouse’s Truth Or Dare – Universal – $19.1M
Ready Player One – Warner Bros. – 11.2M
Blockers – Universal – $10.3M
Black Panther – Disney – $5.3M
Isle of Dogs – Fox Searchlight – $5.0M
I Can Only Imagine – Roadside Attractions – $3.8M
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony – Lionsgate – $3.7M
Chappaquiddick – ESMP – $3.0M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 15, are below.

Rampage – Warner Bros. – $148.6M
Quiet Place, A – Paramount Pictures – $54.9M
Ready Player One – Warner Bros. – $45.0M
Blumhouse’s Truth Or Dare – Universal – $21.7M
Blockers – Universal – $14.2M
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $13.1M
Taxi 5 – Multiple – $9.5M
Black Panther – Disney – $7.9M
Pacific Rim Uprising – Multiple – $7.7M
Isle of Dogs – Fox – $7.3M

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SOURCE: comScore, Box Office Mojo, CinemaScore

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