'Rampage' Scares 'A Quiet Place' Out of Box Office Throne
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Dwayne Johnson's monster movie beats last week's champion on domestic box office and has an impressive debut internationally.

AceShowbiz - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is back at the top of the North American box office with his new monster movie "Rampage". The Brad Peyton action film had a stellar weekend at cinemas to race past John Krasinski and Emily Blunt's acclaimed horror movie "A Quiet Place" with a $34.5 million (GBP24.2 million) opening haul.

But Krasinski's new film had an impressive second weekend, coming in second with $32.6M (GBP22.9 million), taking its 10 day tally to just under $100 million (GBP70 million). At one point, the two movies were neck and neck as they competed for the box office crown.

"Rampage" also performed internationally, picking up $114 million (GBP80 million) outside North America - a figure that helps cement former wrestler Johnson's place as one of the world's biggest movie stars.

"Dwayne Johnson is a closer. His fans follow him on such an aggressive way on social media and he inspires and excites them to get them to see his movies," said Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein, "He's a marketing machine. He's his own brand and this was a co-ordinated effort throughout our whole company."

Johnson stunned fans at the AMC Burbank theatre on Saturday, April 14 by showing up in person to thank them for choosing to see his film.

Meanwhile, another horror film, "Truth or Dare" - starring Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey, debuted in third place in North America, while Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One" and comedy Blockers complete the new top five.

Marvel blockbuster "Black Panther", "Isle of Dogs", "I Can Only Imagine, "Acrimony" and "Chappaquiddick" round out this week's top 10.

Top Ten Movies at Weekend Box Office for April 13-15:

  1. "Rampage" - $34.5 million
  2. "A Quiet Place" - $32.6 million
  3. "Truth or Dare" - $19.1 million
  4. "Ready Player One" - $11 million
  5. "Blockers" - $10.3 million
  6. "Black Panther" - $5.3 million
  7. "Isle Of Dogs" - $5 million
  8. "I Can Only Imagine" - $3.8 million
  9. "Acrimony" - $3.7 million
  10. "Chappaquiddick" - $3 million

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