There's no question that The Rock is the biggest action star in the world, but he proved this weekend with Warner Bros.'s "Rampage", an adaptation of the popular 1980s video game, that if his name is on the project people are going to run to the theater to see it - a lot of people. A Quiet Place won Friday night at the box office, but families turned out big for Rampage on Saturday to boost it into the top spot over the weekend.
At ninth, we find Tyler Perry's Acrimony, earning $3.7 million, while Chappaquiddick fell to 10th on $3 million. The New Line and Warner Bros. film, which reportedly cost about $120 million to make, is off to a solid start overseas, where it will gross an estimated $114.1 million this weekend. That figure brings the movie's domestic total to about $100 million after 10 days in theaters. The strong word of mouth that pushed the film to a $50 million opening has helped hold its second weekend drop-off to just 34 percent.
That's despite new horror competition from Blumhouse's Truth Or Dare, which looked to target more of a teen audience. The film has been received poorly with a B- CinemaScore grade and a 15 percent RT score.
Another low-budget horror film also had a great debut, with the Lucy Hale-starring "Truth or Dare" taking third place with an opening-weekend domestic take of $19.2 million.
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The latter is nonetheless on track to top the full weekend chart.
Despite awful reviews and a luke-warn response from the movie-going public (scoring a dismal 15% on Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus, a 21% audience score, and a B- on CinemaScore) Blumhouse's Truth or Dare did earn an estimated $19 million on only a $3.5 million dollar budget.
In seventh is Fox Searchlight's "Isle of Dogs", which made $5 million from 1,939 screens in its first weekend in wide release, giving it a total of $18.4 million.