'Rampage' surpasses 'A Quiet Place' at weekend box office

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Rampage has a decent chance to remain box office champion for a second straight weekend as it faces competition from three new wide releases including the release of the long-awaited sequel Super Troopers 2 from the Broken Lizard comedy troupe.

Rampage, which is based on the arcade game of the same name, is big, fun, and dumb, our reviewer said.

Directed by and co-starring John Krasinski, A Quiet Place mustered $2.3 million in its second weekend, down a mere 4 per cent, climbing to $6 million. However, it was higherthe $27.3 million cleared by the start for their first collaboration, 2012's Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

The film with a reported 120 million dollars budget also brought in an estimated 114.1 million internationally for a global cume of 148.6 million dollars, according to studio figures collected by comScore.

Nevertheless, its introduction was adequate to simply spend the boxoffice crown "A Quiet Place", which brought £32.9 million in 3,589 locations. This week, it dropped from sixth to ninth place with $3.7 million as it looks headed out of the top ten next week. In fact, A Quiet Place still had a tremendous second weekend. The film, starring Lucy Hale, only cost $3.5 million to make, which means that an opening of $19.1 million immediately puts it in profit territory.

Truth or Dare, the lmicro-budget collaboration from Universal, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Blumhouse, opened to a strong $19.2-M in the USA on Friday the 13th. Critics gave the PG-13 frightfest a dire 15% approval on Rotten Tomatoes and a 36/100 on Metacritic.

Friday afternoon, pundits were saying that New Line's Rampage appeared DOA at the USA box office, with 1st projections suggesting the $120-M tentpole movie might not earn much more than $28-M in its launch.

Rampage debuted in 4,101 theaters this weekend, pulling in an impressive $8,413 per-screen average. Now on 3,661 screens, the Steven Spielberg flick earned an estimated $11.2 million, a decrease of 54.5% from one week ago.

Ready Player One falls to 4 this week with just over a million bringing the total gross to £14 million while new at 5 is Truth or Dare which lands with just shy of a million.

Slipping into 755 theaters for a $1.65 million take was Bleecker Street's R-rated Jon Hamm starrer "Beirut", a Central Intelligence Agency spy film directed by "The Machinist's" Brad Anderson.

Even so, Warner Bros' mash-up of action, adventure, sci-fi and fantasy inspired by the Rampage videogame did not reach great heights anywhere except China, where it grabbed $55 million. The live-action/CGI animated family film directed by Will Gluck has amassed $US298.2 million worldwide, including $184.4M internationally.

The Kay Cannon-directed "Blockers" came in fifth, slipping a steep 50 percent to add another $10.29 million to its $36.92 million domestic tally.

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