ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com May 27, 2018


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

16 April 2018, 04:53 | Kelvin Horton

SGA Quiet Place has become a huge box office hit

A Quiet Place

Directed by John Krasinski, who also stars alongside wife Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place follows a family living in silence in order to hide from creatures that hunt their prey by sound.

Sci-fi action flick "Rampage" topped North American box offices over the weekend, taking in an estimated US$34.5 million to barely beat out horror film "A Quiet Place".

It's been slated by critics and holds only a 20% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with Variety saying: The movie isn't scary, it isn't gripping, it isn't fun, and it isn't fueled by any sort of clever compulsion.

"Rampage" is set to claim victory at the USA weekend box office with $34.5 million. Rampage made $114.1 million from global markets this weekend, for a total of around $148.6 million. The film has added about $51.7 million from foreign markets.


A Quiet Place wasn't the only horror pic to do scary business. 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.

Truth or Dare, the latest microbudget collaboration from Universal and Blumhouse, opened to strong $19.2 million in the USA despite competition from A Quiet Place. The film has been received poorly with a B- CinemaScore grade and a 15 percent RT score.

Rounding out the top five movies at the box office this weekend were Truth or Dare, which earned $19 million, Ready Player One, which earned $11.2 million, and Blockers, which earned $10.2 million.

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.



Other News

Trending Now

Cold front could bring severe weather Sunday
Look for a little sleet this morning mixing with snow at times before we see an overall change to snow in the afternoon hours. Afternoon would actually be worse because that would give the atmosphere more time to heat and create more instability.

Countdown to Academy of Country Music Awards
Carried Underwood has shared the following image of her head before her operation at the Country Music Awards. Carrie Underwood's performance of her new single " Cry Pretty " has been highly anticipated.

'Boys Don't Cry' Lawyer Dies by Setting Himself on Fire in Park
His charred remains were found just after sunrise on Saturday (Sunday Australian time ) in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City. In 1993 her served as the lead attorney for the lawsuit involving the murder of transgender teenager Brandon Teena .

Trump puts off Syria strike decision, will talk to allies
On Saturday, a chemical weapons attack in the rebel-held Syrian town of Douma was blamed on Syrian President Bashar Assad . He also noted that France would decide whether to strike Syria when all the necessary information has been gathered.

Rahul Gandhi leads midnight candlelight march over Kathua, Unnao rape cases
The incident came to light when she attempted to immolate herself outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth's residence in Lucknow. Talking about both the victims in a press release, Modi said, "Our daughters will definitely get justice".

RUSSIA: Moscow says 'immediate priority is to avert the danger of war'
Mr Nebenzia also called for the UN Security Council to meet again on Friday to discuss the possibility of Western military action. Sputnik: I just want to ask your opinion on the legality of this, of carrying out missiles strikes in terms of global law.

Kathua rape case: Mehbooba Mufti accepts resignation of BJP ministers
The first FIR pertains to the alleged rape of the girl in which Sengar and Shashi Singh have been named as accused. With opposition led by Congress mounting a massive attack, BJP's image has suffered a considerable blow.