The over-the-top action movie pulled in $34.5 million for its opening weekend to sit in the No. 1 spot in the USA and Canada.
Despite taking the crown, Rampage is coming in on the low end of industry projections, which had it pegged in the $35 million-$40 million range. The second-largest movie market in the world is constantly a major focus by Hollywood because of its incredible growth over the last decade, and this weekend proved that they love Dwayne Johnson over there as the movie took in $55 million its opening weekend in the Middle Kingdom when the estimates come in.
Rampage, which is based on the arcade game of the same name, is big, fun, and dumb, our reviewer said.
Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris in "Rampage".
"A Quiet Place" should earn a slightly bigger weekend total.
Truth or Dare, the latest microbudget collaboration from Universal and Blumhouse, opened to strong $19.2 million in the USA despite competition from A Quiet Place. This weekend's almost $33 million gorss pushes its 10-day total of $100 million against a $17 million budget. In fact, "A Quiet Place" - marking the directorial debut for the former star of "The Office" - is close to breaking the $100-million mark in domestic ticket sales, a remarkable achievement for a film that cost just $17 million to make. The film has been received poorly with a B- CinemaScore grade and a 15 percent RT score.
Rounding out the top five are Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros'. sci-fi adventure Ready Player One, with about $11.2 million in its third weekend, and Universal's R-rated comedy Blockers, with about $10.3 million in its second weekend.
In sixth place, Black Panther saw little impact from its home entertainment release announcement, as it still took in $5.3 million for a 673.7 million domestic total.
You can see the full box office report for this weekend below, as rounded up and compiled by EW.