The Rock Set to 'Rampage' Through Theaters This Weekend

Horror film A Quiet Place may have to be content with just one week at the top of the box office, because video-game movie adaptation Rampage is coming to town. Dwayne Johnson's action flick is likely to take the top spot at the box office this weekend, but given the tendency of video game movies to underperform, we probably shouldn't count A Quiet Place out just yet.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

Fresh off the box-office success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Dwayne Johnson is back in theaters this weekend in Rampage, playing a primatologist whose beloved pal — a silverback gorilla — is transformed into a giant menace as the result of a genetic experiment.

Rampage, from New Line and Warner Bros., should top the U.S. chart between $35 million and $40 million, enough to fend off holdover A Quiet Place and new horror film Truth or Dare.

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Paramount's A Quiet Place is something of a wild card after opening to a rousing $50 million last weekend and could earn as much as $25 million to $30 million in its second weekend. The film has done brisk midweek business, grossing nearly $60 million through Tuesday.

A Quiet Place cost a modest $17 million to produce, while Rampage cost at least $115 million to $120 million. New Line is counting on Rampage, an adaptation of the video game of the same name, to be a formidable player overseas, where it bows in almost every major market timed to its U.S. launch, including China.

Rampage reunites Johnson with his San Andreas director, Brad Peyton. The story follows Johnson's character as he teams with a discredited genetic engineer (Naomie Harris) to stop the gorilla, along with a mutated wolf and crocodile, from destroying the U.S. The movie currently sports a 45 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

A Quiet Place, a high-concept horror pic directed by John Krasinski, poses direct competition for Truth or Dare, the latest microbudgeted collaboration from Universal and Blumhouse. Tracking suggests the film will open in the mid-teen millions.

The supernatural thriller — hitting theaters on Friday the 13th — revolves around a group of spring breakers who play an innocent game of Truth or Dare that turns deadly. Directed by Jeff Wadlow, the film stars Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey.

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