This image released by Warner Bros. shows Dwayne Johnson in a scene from "Rampage." Johnson’s arcade game-inspired “Rampage” crept past last week’s top film “A Quiet Place” to take the No. 1 spot on the box office charts. (Warner Bros. via AP)
The Associated Press
The Dwayne Johnson movie "Rampage" opened in first place over the weekend, beating out stiff competition from last weekend's champ "A Quiet Place." ''Rampage" grossed a mightier than expected $35.8 million from North American theaters, and $115.8 million globally.
Paramount's buzzy thriller "A Quiet Place" held well in its second week, bringing in $33 million and bumping its North American grosses to more than $100 million.
In third place was another new opener in Blumhouse's "Truth or Dare," a horror movie that opened on Friday the 13th and earned $18.7 million.
"Ready Player One" took fourth place with $11.5 million and the comedy "Blockers" took fifth with $10.8 million.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:
20. "The Death of Stalin," IFC Films, $478,727, 323 locations, $1,482 average, $6,316,538, 6 Weeks.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.