Dwayne Johnson's 'Rampage' Tops The Box Office

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It was a different story here in the UAE, however, where the movie grossed Dh7,522,947 at the local box office, making it the biggest 2018 opening weekend thus far, surpassing even Marvel's smash hit Black Panther.

"Rampage" is set to claim victory at the United States weekend box office with $34.5 million.

That was the case when Dwayne Johnson's latest, the video game-inspired "Rampage", claimed the top spot at the box office in its opening weekend with a domestic gross of $34.5 million, sending "A Quiet Place" toppling to second place, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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.

Directed by Brad Peyton, the movie starring Johnson as a primatologist who bonds with George, an extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who turns into a raging monster, minted $3.1 million here plus an estimated $US34.5 million in the USA and $US114.1 million internationally.

Ready Player One, which gave up Imax screens to Rampage, fell 54 percent over the weekend to $11.2 million for a domestic tally of $114.6 million. The movie, nabbing an A- CinemaScore and playing to an ethnically diverse audience, comes on the heels of the blockbuster success of Johnson starrer Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. 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. That figure brings the movie's domestic total to about $100 million after 10 days in theaters.

New release "Truth Or Dare" grabs #3 on the weekend chart with $19.1 million. The supernatural thriller stars Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey as spring breakers caught up in an innocent game that turns deadly.

Director Kay Cannon's raunchy comedy Blockers has clocked a tidy $8.6 million for Universal after taking $1.1 million in its third weekend, falling by 34 per cent.

Truth or Dare placed No. 3, followed by Ready Player One.