Heading into the weekend, New Line's Rampage was eyeing a debut between $30 million and $40 million, although some projections had Rampage under-performing with A Quiet Place repeating atop the box office. While it was as close a race as many expected, Rampage did pull off the box office victory with an estimated $34.5 million, with A Quiet Place dropping just 35.1% in its second frame to earn $32.6 million. Since these totals are roughly $2 million apart, it's possible that these movies could end up flip-flopping when the actual numbers come out on Monday, but for now, it seems Rampage has debuted in the top spot.
Rampage debuted in 4,101 theaters this weekend, pulling in an impressive $8,413 per-screen average. The movie also had a strong opening weekend overseas, pulling in $114.1 million for a worldwide opening weekend of $148.6 million. With the movie produced under a $120 million budget it should prove to be quite profitable for Warner Bros. and New Line, while continuing Dwayne Johnson's long string of bona fide hits. While his Baywatch movie under performed last year, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle most certainly over performed, becoming a cultural sensation taking in over $950 million worldwide from a $90 million budget.
A Quiet Place still managed to impress despite dropping to second place, with an estimated $32.6 million. This brings its domestic to $99.6 million, and if the actual total is adjusted up more than $400,000, it will pass the $100 million plateau in its second frame in theaters. The $17 million thriller has also earned $51.7 million overseas for a worldwide total of $151.3 million. The film is still quite beloved by the nation's critics, with an impressive 95% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while this weekend's winner Rampage had the critics split right down the middle with a 50% rating on RT.
Rounding out the top 5 is the over performing Truth or Dare, the latest from low-budget hit-maker Jason Blum and his Blumhouse company, which took in $19 million in third place, followed by Ready Player One in fourth with $11.2 million and Blockers in fifth with $10.2 million. The top 10 is rounded out by Black Panther ($5.3 million), Isle of Dogs ($5 million), I Can Only Imagine ($3.8 million), Tyler Perry's Acrimony ($3.7 million) and Chappaquiddick ($3 million). Beirut also debuted in limited release, taking 13th place with $1.6 million, earning a $2,193 per-screen average from 755 theaters, while The Rider earned $45,268 from three theaters for a $15,089 per-screen average.
Looking ahead to next weekend, three new movies will debut in wide release, Fox Searchlight's long-awaited comedy sequel Super Troopers 2, STX Entertainment's I Feel Pretty and Lionsgate's Traffik. Then next weekend, the summer movie season will get off to an early star with the April 27 debut of Avengers: Infinity War, which was originally slated for its usual slot in the first weekend in May, before it was pushed to this new date. Take a look at the top 10 estimates below, courtesy of Box Office Mojo, and check back on Tuesday for next week's round of predictions.
Rampage $34.5 million
A Quiet Place $32.6 million
Truth or Dare $19 million
Ready Player One $11.2 million
Blockers $10.2 million
Black Panther $5.3 million
Isle of Dogs $5 million
I Can Only Imagine $3.8 million
Tyler Perry's Acrimony $3.7 million
Chappaquiddick $3 million