“Rampage” does not make a big surprise in North America

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's blockbuster "Rampage" topped the North American charts last weekend. However, the movie was actually only slightly better than "A Quiet Place".

 Although "Rampage" pulled in mixed reviews (it's at 50 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), audiences were more enthusiastic, giving it an A- CinemaScore. 

"I wasn't sure how I was going to feel on Friday. But when I look at our global number of $148.6 million, there's a lot to be proud of for Dwayne Johnson," said Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein. "Talk about a real closer, he knows how to bring it home." 

Screened at 4,101 North American box office all over the world from April 13, Rampage, the latest project of Dwayne's "The Rock" Johnson, has grossed $ 34.5 million after three days of the weekend. This achievement is just great enough to make it the No. 1 movie on the box office charts in North America, but Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema can hardly be happy about that. 

It has been expected that Rampage would gross more than $ 40 million in its opening weekend, and even the lowest expected gross is up to $ 35 million. Before that, The Rock won big with "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (2017) when Sony's movie nearly hit $ 1 billion. 

The opening gross of Rampage did not live up to expectations.

However, it is hardly likely for the blockbuster with the production budget of $120 million to reach $100 million domestically. "Rampage" has only 1 week left before the release of Avengers: Infinity war

In 2017, Tom Cruise's "The Mummy" opened with $ 31.7 million and ended with a total of $ 80 million domestically. Earlier in 2014, The Rock's Hercules costed $ 29.8 million and grossed only $ 72 million in North America box office. 

However, the international sales of Rampage are far better. The film, directed by Brad Peyton, dominated internationally too with $114.1 million from 61 territories. 

The international sales of Rampage are far better.

The Chinese market grossed the most with $ 55 million, followed by the United Kingdom ($ 5.7 million), South Korea ($ 5.7 million), Mexico ($ 4.8 million) and Malaysia ($ 3.5 million). Rampage still has not launched in some potential markets such as France (May 2), Germany (May 10) and Japan (May 18). 

Top 10 greatest movies in North America from April 13 to April 15: 

1."Rampage," $34.5 million ($114.1 million international). 

2."A Quiet Place," $32.6 million ($22.3 million international). 

3."Truth or Dare," $19.1 million ($2.6 million international). 

4."Ready Player One," $11.2 million ($33.8 million international). 

5."Blockers," $10.3 million ($3.9 million international).  

6."Black Panther," $5.3 million ($2.6 million international). 

7."Isle of Dogs," $5 million ($2.3 million international). 

8."I Can Only Imagine," $3.8 million ($40,000 international). 

9."Tyler Perry's Acrimony," $3.7 million. 

10."Chappaquiddick," $3 million. 

By: Christina Baker

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