Weekend Box Office: ‘Rampage’ Smashes ‘Truth or Dare’
In the battle of games, Rampage roars past Truth or Dare
Universal’s teen-thriller “Truth or Dare” battled the action-adaptation of “Rampage” this weekend, offering moviegoers a break from serious dramas and superhero films. Next weekend will be another quiet one at the box-office, with just two-comedies and a thriller set to debut at the domestic box-office.
Most moviegoers chose action over thrills this weekend, with “Rampage” taking the number-one spot with a $34M debut across 4,101 locations. “Rampage” was directed by Brad Peyton, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, and Malin Akerman. Rampage’s debut was enough to drop “A Quiet Place” down to second-place this weekend, that thriller brought-in over $32M while remaining in 3,589 locations nationwide. The thriller may have lost the top-spot this weekend but “A Quiet Place” is still doing very well in theaters, already grossing over $99M domestically in just two-weeks. “A Quiet Place” was directed by John Krasinski, the film stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
“Truth or Dare” debuted at number-three this weekend, bringing in a little over $19M across 3,029 locations. “Truth or Dare” was directed by Jeff Wadlow, the film stars Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, and Violett Beane. “Ready Player One” dropped to fourth-place overall on the domestic charts this weekend, grossing $11M across 3,661 locations. The sci-fi epic has now brought in over $114M for the studio in three-weeks. “Ready Player One” was directed by Steven Spielberg, the film features Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Ben Mendelsohn, TJ Miller, and Mckenna Grace.
Universal Pictures’ hit comedy “Blockers” was the final film on the top-five list this weekend, bringing in over $10M across 3,418 locations. This weekend raised the comedy’s two-week total to $37M domestically. “Blockers” was directed by Kay Cannon, the comedy stars Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Ike Barinholtz.
Next weekend the big releases are Amy Schumer’s comedy “I Feel Pretty,” the comedy-sequel “Super Troopers 2,” and the thriller “Traffik” with Laz Alonso, Omar Epps, Paula Patton, and Roselyn Sanchez. Those films will most likely have a short window of success at the top of the charts, since “Avengers: Infinity War” is set to open on April 27, 2018.