The action hero's new disaster movie Rampage will debut with an estimated $34.5 million from 4,101 theaters in the USA and Canada through Sunday, edging out last week's No. 1 title, A Quiet Place, while the horror flick Truth or Dare opens in third. In China alone the movie took in $55 million.
It beats out last weekend's No. 1, the horror film A Quiet Place, which was pushed down to second position. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt's A Quiet Place earned a total of $32.6 million at the box office in its second weekend, good enough for second place.
Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris in "Rampage". Rampage made $114.1 million from worldwide markets this weekend, for a total of around $148.6 million. The film has added about $51.7 million from foreign markets. 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.
Also scaring up ticket sales this weekend is Universal and Blumhouse's Truth or Dare, which will gross about $19.1 million from 3,029 North American figures. The film has been received poorly with a B- CinemaScore grade and a 15 percent RT score.More news: US Will Announce New Sanctions on Russia After Syria Attack
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Despite awful reviews and a luke-warn response from the movie-going public (scoring a dismal 15% on Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus, a 21% audience score, and a B- on CinemaScore) Blumhouse's Truth or Dare did earn an estimated $19 million on only a $3.5 million dollar budget.
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.
"Because it's a movie about a family that needs to remain quiet, this is such a ideal atmosphere and one of the best scenes to tell the rules of how to remain quiet, what happens if you don't", Krasinski says in the video.