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

John Krasinski director and star of his film

"Because it's a movie about a family that needs to remain quiet, this is such a flawless 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.

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.' science fiction monster film "Rampage" topped North American box office in its opening weekend with an estimated 34.5 million US dollars, defeating "A Quiet Place" in a close race.

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Despite taking the crown, Rampage is coming in on the low end of industry projections, which had it pegged in the $35 million-$40 million range. It's a flawless blending of the two, one that has us shaking.with laughter.

Rampage, which is based on the arcade game of the same name, is big, fun, and dumb, our reviewer said. The movie failed to impress critics but garnered an A-minus CinemaScore, suggesting decent word-of-mouth prospects.

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In a very close second was Paramount's horror film "A Quiet Place" with an estimated 32.6 million dollars in its second weekend. Ready Player One remains a force overseas, where it took in $33.8 million for a foreign cume of $360.2 million and global total of $474.8 million.

Truth or Dare, the latest microbudget collaboration from Universal and Blumhouse, opened to strong $19.2 million in the US despite competition from A Quiet Place. The movie, costing at least $120 million to make before marketing, will need to have strong legs to make its money back.

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Fox Searchlight also expanded Wes Anderson's stop-motion movie Isle of Dogs to 1,939 theaters (up from 554), collecting an estimated $5 million (good for seventh place) and upping its domestic total to about $18.5 million. Check out the April 13-15 figures below.

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