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Dwayne Johnson's Rampage Tracking For Solid $35 Million Opening Weekend

Dwayne Johnson's Rampage is on track for a monstrous opening weekend. According to Variety, early tracking says that the video game adaptation is expected to bring in $35 million in its debut when it hits theaters on April 13, a solid but not particularly impressive opener.

Rampage 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 mutation is the result of a genetic editing experiment that was also carried out on an alligator and a wolf. The three beasts go on a deadly rampage to destroy the world, forcing Davis to step up and stop them. 

Rampage's release date was moved up a week after Marvel moved up the release date of their superhero blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War. The movie's $35 million would mark a fine debut, but it's lower than some of Johnson's other recent openers, including The Fate of the Furious ($98.7 million), Moana ($56.6 million), and San Andreas ($54.5 million). It is right in line with his Central Intelligence ($35.5 million) and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($36.1 million).

The Rampage cast also includes Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight) as a geneticist, Malin Akerman (Watchmen) as the villain, Joe Manganiello (True Blood) as the leader of a private military group, Marley Shelton (Pleasantville) as a scientist and astronaut, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead) as a covert government operative who holds no love for George. Jake Lacy, Breanne Hill, P.J. Byrne, Jack Quaid, and Matt Gerald round out the cast.

Rampage is directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas) based on a script from Ryan Engle (The Commuter), Adam Sztykiel (Made of Honor), Ryan Condal (Colony), and Carlton Cuse (Lost). Rampage hits theaters on April 13.