After a weekend of box office analysts falling over themselves to try and predict who would come out on top, Dwayne Johnson’s giant-monsters-vs-giant-biceps smash-fest Rampage has edged past A Quiet Place for box office supremacy.
Despite earning an impressive $32.9 million domestically in its second week, and raising its US total box office to over $100 million, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place simply couldn’t stave off the $34.5 million opening weekend of Rampage.
Garnering an 80% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Rampage managed to pull in $148.6 million internationally, which was lower than had been predicted. Still, with just a single weekend under its belt, the sci-fi action flick more than exceeded its pricey $120 million budget, with just marketing costs left to cover.
“Dwayne Johnson is a closer,” said Rampage studio Warner Bros’ president of domestic distribution, Jeff Goldstein, “He’s got an incredible connection with his fanbase. He’s a global draw unlike anybody else today.”
With only a 34% drop in audience attendance though, it seems A Quiet Place may still have legs for a potentially admirable third weekend. The two blockbusters will have a mostly uncontested week next week, before Marvel Studios throws down the gauntlet with what is set to be the movie event of the summer, Avengers: Infinity War.