'Rampage' Wins Weekend Box Office, Narrowly Beating 'Quiet Place'

Rampage delivers the action destruction
		 	 Rob Brown  	Dawson Creek Mirror

Rampage delivers the action destruction Rob Brown Dawson Creek Mirror

"Rampage" wins the domestic box office with an estimated $34.5 million.

"A Quiet Place" earned a solid second place finish putting its total domestic earnings to $99.6 million (it was made for $17 million).

Critics were mixed about the "Rampage", giving it a 51 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.

Reviewers generally didn't enjoy Rampage, but the film boasts a very strong A-minus CinemaScore, which tracks what audiences are saying. TheWrap's Umberto Gonzalez and Beatrice Verhoeven described "Rampage" as good, popcorn-munching entertainment, and audiences seem to have agreed with families packing Saturday matinees.

You can see the full box office report for this weekend below, as rounded up and compiled by EW.

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The worldwide figures will certainly bring some relief to studio execs sweating at the USA disappointment, although with a total opening weekend haul that looks set to be less than $70M, the movie still has some way to go to make back its $120M production budget.

And in fifth was "Blockers", a raunchy comedy from Universal starring John Cena and Leslie Mann, which netted US$10.3 million. A strong rating like that suggests positive word-of-mouth, which may help the film do well into its second and third weeks.

Truth or Dare, the latest microbudget collaboration from Universal and Blumhouse, opened to strong $19.2 million in the US despite competition from A Quiet Place.

We also take a look at the box office prospects of Avengers: Infinity War as well as those of this weekend's new releases, Dwayne Johnson's actioner Rampage and Blumhouse's horror movie Truth or Dare. Analysts expect the film to close its debut weekend with $29-33 million receipts.

Outside the top five, "Black Panther" finally fell out of the top ranks with a sixth-place total of $5.3 million in its ninth weekend. Pacing for $18-21 million in receipts, the film should keep its #3 position for the weekend.

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