UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — After a competitive weekend of fluctuating North American box office predictions, Dwayne Johnson proved just how powerful his name is.
Early estimates showed “A Quiet Place” on top for a second weekend, but New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.’ thriller “Rampage” narrowly came out on top, despite weak reviews.
“Rampage” brought in over $34 million nationally and made over $114 million in the international market. The movie is based on a classic arcade game and marketed around Johnson.
Overall, the American box office is in decline.
This is the second time two films have reached over $30 million for a weekend in 2018, compared to four weekends by this time in 2017.
In second and third place for the Friday the 13th box office weekend were thriller and horror films “A Quiet Place” and “Truth or Dare.”