Rampage tops A Quiet Place at weekend box office

Rampage managed to scare A Quiet Place out of the top box office spot this weekend. The Dwayne Johnson-starring action flick brought in a solid $34.5 million in its opening weekend, beating out the second week of John Krasinski's horror flick, which fell just 35.1 percent to $32.6 million.

Rampage, based on the '80s video game of the same name, stars Johnson as Davis Okoye, the head of an anti-poaching unit in Rwanda whose best friend, a rare albino gorilla named George, is infected with a serum that causes him to grow in both size and aggression at an unprecedented rate. The serum also infects a wolf and an alligator, who unleash their wrath on Chicago.

Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Joe Manganiello also star in Rampage, which was directed by Brad Peyton based on a script from Ryan Engle, Adam Sztykiel, Ryan Condal, and Carlton Cuse. The film has received mixed reviews from critics and currently sits at a 50 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The film received an A- CinemaScore.

Although a $34.5 million opening isn't incredibly impressive when held up against the film's reported $120 million budget, the movie has done much bigger business overseas. It has already brought in $114.1 million internationally, putting it at $148.6 million worldwide after just one weekend in release. (via Box Office Mojo)

Also opening this weekend was Blumhouse's Truth or Dare, which took third place with $19 million. The movie stars Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale as the leader of a group of teens who are haunted by evil spirits after getting roped into a supernaturally-tinged game of truth or dare. Tyler Posey, Landon Liboiron, Nolan Gerard Funk, Hayden Szeto, Sophia Taylor Ali, Aurora Perrineau, Brady Smith, Tom Choi, and Violett Beane also star in the film. 

Truth or Dare was directed by Jeff Wadlow based off a script from Wadlow, Christopher Roach, Michael Reisz, and Jillian Jacobs. The film, which has been trashed by critics with just an 15 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, received a B- CinemaScore. It was initially projected to make between $15 and $17 million, but was able to perform above expectations.

This weekend's other big box office story was A Quiet Place, which had an impressive second outing after opening to a massive $50.2 million last weekend. The film stars Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt as a couple who must deal with supernatural creatures attracted to noise. The film received rave reviews from critics with a 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

You can view this weekend's full box office results (via Box Office Mojo) below. 

Top 10 Weekend Box Office Gross

1. Rampage: $34,500,000 (– percent), $34,500,000 Total Domestic Gross   

2. A Quiet Place: $32,600,000 (-35.1 percent), $99,635,885 Total Domestic Gross  

3. Truth or Dare: $19,080,000 (– percent), $19,080,000 Total Domestic Gross   

4. Ready Player One: $11,205,000 (-54.5 percent), $114,607,798 Total Domestic Gross 

5. Blockers: $10,295,000 (-49.9 percent), $36,927,670 Total Domestic Gross

6. Black Panther: $5,342,000 (-38.6 percent), $673,797,522 Total Domestic Gross   

7. Isle of Dogs: $5,000,000 (+9.6 percent), $18,450,864 Total Domestic Gross   

8. I Can Only Imagine: $3,837,220 (-50.8 percent), $74,988,485 Total Domestic Gross   

9. Tyler Perry's Acrimony: $3,700,000 (-55.9 percent), $37,875,477  Total Domestic Gross   

10. Chappaquiddick: $3,025,000 (-47.5 percent), $11,006,383 Total Domestic Gross