‘Rampage’ Wins Narrow Race at the Box Office


1. “Rampage” Warner Bros/New Line $34,500,000
2. “A Quiet Place” Paramount $32,600,000
3. “Truth or Dare” Universal $19,080,000
4. “Ready Player One” Warner Bros $11,205,000
5. “Blockers” Universal $10,295,000
6. “Black Panther” Buena Vista $5,342,000
7. “Isle of Dogs” FoxSearchlight $5,000,000
8. “I Can Only Imagine” Roadside Attractions $3,837,220
9. “Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” LionsGate $3,700,000
10. “Chappaquiddick” Entertainment $3,025,000


Dwayne Johnson‘s newest disaster/action flick “Rampage” edged into first place in a weekend where the top 5 included two video game based movies, two horror films, and a raunchy comedy. Box Office Mojo reports that the movie earned $34.5 million in its first outing. As predicted, the adaptation of the classic video game did better overseas where it brought in $114M in international markets.

Sneaking up just behind “Rampage” is John Krasinski‘s horror film, “A Quiet Place” in second. The film added $32.6M to its total, and has turned out to be something of a surprise. Already, “A Quiet Place” is just under $100M in the US, and over $150M worldwide. This is on a production budget of $17M. It currently sits just outside of the top ten for supernatural horror films, and will likely move up into the top ten sometime during the week. Of course, these numbers are not adjusted for inflation.

Also debuting this week was the latest horror movie from Blumhouse, “Truth or Dare.” The movie earned $19M in the US, and another $2.6M in a few foreign markets. The folks at Blumhouse and Universal are happy about the results, since the film cost about $3.5M to produce.

Steven Spielberg‘s “Ready Player One” continues to fall. The visual feast dropped another 54%, earning $11.2M. The film has taken in $114M in the US. Overseas, it has been much more successful, scoring $360M for a worldwide take of just under $475M.

The comedy “Blockers” rounds out the top five with $10.3M. The film has earned $37M in two weeks, with a budget of $21M. It also debuted internationally this week, where it added $16M, giving it a respectable worldwide total of $53M.

For the first time since its premier nine weeks ago, “Black Panther” fell out of the top five, landing in sixth place with $5.3M. The Avenger movie continues to break records, and has earned almost $675M in the US, with more than $1.3 Billion worldwide.

Wes Anderson‘s “Isle of Dogs” jumped from tenth to seventh, making it the only returning film to increase from the previous week. The stop motion animated film expanded into wide release and earned $5M, bringing its domestic total to around $18.5M, and worldwide to just over $27M.

The Christian-themed “I Can Only Imagine” continues to surprise. The film added another $3.8M to its total, where it has earned $75M in US theaters. It is now the sixth highest grossing Christian film, and the fourth highest for a biopic about a musician.

Tyler Perry’s “Acrimony” dropped to ninth place with $3.7M, and the Ted Kennedy thriller “Chappaquiddick” finished in tenth with $3M.

Next week’s new releases include “Traffik,” “Super Troopers 2,” and “I Feel Pretty.”

Did you see “Rampage” this weekend? Or did you go into “A Quiet Place?” Comment below and share!

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.

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