'Rampage' Wins Close Race With 'A Quiet Place' at Weekend Box Office

A Quiet Place

Rampage may have failed to set the USA box office alight over the weekend, but it seems audiences in the UAE can't get enough of Dwayne Johnson and his monkey business in the big budget monster flick.

Rampage had a big first weekend domestically, but as EW notes, it's first-weekend haul is on the low side of industry projections, which had it making in the $35 million-$40 million. In China alone the movie took in $55 million.

Rampage will need to demonstrate staying power, like Johnson's recent hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and/or do big business internationally to be considered a success.

The global figures will certainly bring some relief to studio execs sweating at the United States disappointment, although with a total opening weekend haul that looks set to be less than $70M, the movie still has some way to go to make back its $120M production budget.

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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. The film has added about $51.7 million from foreign markets.

That's despite new horror competition from Blumhouse's Truth Or Dare, which looked to target more of a teen audience. In fact, "A Quiet Place" - marking the directorial debut for the former star of "The Office" - is close to breaking the $100-million mark in domestic ticket sales, a remarkable achievement for a film that cost just $17 million to make.

"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. Audiences gave it a B-minus CinemaScore.

Holdovers complete the top five, with Warner Bros.' "Ready Player One" in fourth with $11 million in its third weekend. Check out the April 13-15 figures below.

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