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

Joann Johnston
April 16, 2018

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.

Critics were mixed about the "Rampage", giving it a 51 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. Rampage made $114.1 million from worldwide markets this weekend, for a total of around $148.6 million.

Reviewers generally didn't enjoy Rampage, but the film boasts a very strong A-minus CinemaScore, which tracks what audiences are saying.

"Because it's a movie about a family that needs to remain quiet, this is such a ideal atmosphere and one of the best scenes to tell the rules of how to remain quiet, what happens if you don't", Krasinski says in the video.

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The almost $35 million gross, however, is certainly a win for the $120 million film, slightly beating expectations here in America. That figure brings the movie's domestic total to about $100 million after 10 days in theaters.

The battle was close between loud, clumsy aliens and enormous, loud monsters at the box office, but those big boys took home the crown with the Bally-Midway video game adaptation Rampage topping A Quiet Place this weekend. A strong rating like that suggests positive word-of-mouth, which may help the film do well into its second and third weeks. Analysts expect the film to close its debut weekend with $29-33 million receipts.

That's despite new horror competition from Blumhouse's Truth Or Dare, which looked to target more of a teen audience. The film has added about $51.7 million from foreign markets.

Outside the top five, "Black Panther" finally fell out of the top ranks with a sixth-place total of $5.3 million in its ninth weekend. Isle Of Dogs boosted its screen count and jumped from 10th to seventh with $5 million, even as I Can Only Imagine slipped a couple of places to eighth with $3.8 million.

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