Sci-fi action flick "Rampage" topped North American box offices over the weekend.
But with a $120 million budget, the profitability of "Rampage" is still up in the air, as box office analysts who spoke with TheWrap agree that the film likely has just two weekends to make its money before Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" gobbles up screens and consumers.
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. It's a flawless blending of the two, one that has us shaking.with laughter. That's an impressive number for a movie that reportedly cost about $3.5 million to make and was shredded by critics. The film has added about $51.7 million from foreign markets.
In Rampage, Johnson plays a primatologist whose beloved pal - an albino gorilla - is transformed into a giant menace as the result of a genetic experiment (there's also a wolf and a crocodile involved).
"Ready Player One" follows in fourth with $11.2 million (cume now $114.6 million), while a second weekend tally of $10.3 million positions "Blockers" in fifth place (cume now $36.9 million). Audiences gave it a B-minus CinemaScore.
"A Quiet Place", in its second week, took in a healthy US$32.6 million, buoyed by rave reviews.
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