Weekend Actuals: ‘Rampage’ Barrels into No. 1 Slot with $35.7M; ‘A Quiet Place’ Close 2nd with $32.9M

'Truth or Dare' scores solid $18.6M in its debut

Monday Update:

Rampage ramped it up this weekend, as the Warner Bros.’ fantasy action movie starring Dwayne Johnson debuted in first with $35.7 million.

Last weekend’s leader, Paramount’s horror A Quiet Placewasn’t too far behind with $32.9 million and second place. The film’s 34.3 percent second weekend decline was very much on the milder end for the traditionally front-loaded horror genre.

Universal’s new horror Truth or Dare debuted in third place with $18.6 million, above pre-release expectations. So two of the top three films were horror on this Friday the 13th weekend.

Total box office this weekend was $148.5 million. That’s down 9.0 percent from last weekend, and also down 11.9 percent from the same weekend last year.

Year to date box office now stands at $3.31 billion, down 2.1 percent from this point in 2017.

Our full table of weekend actuals is at bottom, after our Sunday update featuring more numbers and analysis.


Sunday Update:

Rampage was big (if not bigger) this weekend with a first place debut, storming its way to an estimated $34.5 million on over 4,000 screens. That said, it just barely held off the strong second weekend of last weekend’s champ A Quiet Place, which held incredibly well after debuting to a massive $50.2 million last weekend.

Starring Dwayne Johnson as a primatologist saddled with the unenviable task of battling giant mutated animals with a penchant for destruction, Rampage debuted just a hair under the first weekend take of the actor’s December megahit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which last week overtook Spider-Man as Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing domestic film of all time with over $403 million in North America. But don’t count on Johnson’s latest vehicle to come anywhere near the total of that film, which benefitted from unusually strong word-of-mouth, decent reviews (at least for a silly adventure-movie sequel), and a solid two months without any other tentpole competitors in the marketplace. Rampage, meanwhile, faces near-obliteration once Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theaters two weeks from now.

Still, this is an overall good debut for one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars, who as per usual put on a full-court press promoting the film in the lead-up to its release. Internationally, look for this one to perform even better (more on that below), as Johnson’s films tend to gross considerably more overseas. With a budget of $120 million, profitability seems all but assured.

Holding anything but quietly in second, A Quiet Place enjoyed a stellar sophomore weekend with an estimated $32.6 million, which is a boffo result particularly in terms of the horror genre, where weekend-to-weekend declines tend to be precipitous. This one has benefitted greatly from strong word-of-mouth, as it has become one of the “must-see” films of the spring and has broken out far beyond the typical genre audience. The film’s total now stands at an incredible $ million in just ten days, with much more to come as it chugs along into nine-digit territory.

The weekend’s other newcomer, Universal’s Truth or Dare, made the most of the Friday the 13th weekend with an estimated $19 million in third place, a fantastic result for a film that only cost a reported $3.5 million to produce. This is yet another feather in the cap for Blumhouse, whose record for minting genre hits remains peerless.

The debut of the teen-driven horror film starring a bevy of freshly-scrubbed TV stars is significantly below last year’s similar Happy Death Day, which debuted to $26 million and ultimately rode its Groundhog Day-as-a-horror-movie premise to a terrific $55 million domestically and over $120 million worldwide. Truth or Dare seems primed to finish slightly below that benchmark, but this is a financial win no matter how you slice and dice it. The audience for this one skewed heavily female (60-40%), while nearly two-thirds of the audience was under 25.

In fourth place, Warner Bros.’ Spielberg hit Ready Player One dropped 54 percent to an estimated $11.2 million in its third weekend of play, bringing its total to a solid $114.6 million after 18 days. At this rate, the sci-fi adaptation may struggle to top the $150 million mark, particularly with Infinity War waiting in the wings.

Last weekend’s third-place finisher Blockers fell two spots to No. 5 in its sophomore frame, dropping a slightly bigger-than-expected 49 percent to $10.3 million after debuting to a healthy $20.5 million last weekend. Though not the giant hit some were predicting after it played to enthusiastic crowds at SXSW,  the Universal comedy still has a good $36.9 million after 10 days. Much like Warner Bros./New Line’s Game Night, this should finish as a tidy mid-range success for the studio, which reported a budget of $21 million.

 

In sixth place, Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther continued to strut its stuff with an estimated $5.3 million in its ninth weekend of play, giving the record-breaking superhero flick a total of $673.8 million domestically. As reported previously, it’s now the third highest-grossing movie of all time in North America, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar. Audiences will get even more T’Challa in this month’s Infinity War.

At No. 7 is director Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, which expanded wide this weekend and finished with a so-so $5 million on 1,939 screens, giving it a per-theater average of $2,579. That’s an okay result for the animated film, which was beloved by critics even as it suffered its share of backlash over Anderson’s handling of Japanese culture. This weekend’s result is slightly below that of the director’s previous animated venture Fantastic Mr. Fox, which grossed $6.9 million in its wide expansion in 2009 on its way to $21 million domestically. Dogs’ total now stands at $18.4 million.

In eighth, Roadside Attractions’ I Can Only Imagine took in an estimated $3.8 million in its fifth weekend for a total of $74.9 million thus far. That represents the faith-based hit’s biggest drop yet, as it previously never dipped more than 30 percent weekend-to-weekend. Nonetheless, it’s now one of the highest-grossing Christian films of all time.

Rounding out the Top 10 are Tyler Perry’s Acrimony, which brought in an estimated $3.7 million at No. 9 for a grand total of $ million domestically, and Entertainment Studios’ Chappaquiddick, which brought in $3 million its second weekend for a total of $11 million in tenth place.

Limited Release:

Debuting outside the Top 10 was the Jon Hamm-Rosamund Pike espionage thriller Beirut, which took in an estimated $1.6 million on 710 screens, representing a per-theater average of $2,193. Despite garnering mainly positive reviews, the Bleecker Street release just wasn’t able to break through the noise on a crowded weekend dominated by flashier movies.

In its second weekend of limited release, Amazon Studios’ You Were Never Really Here racked up an estimated $324,282 on 51 screens for a so-so $6,358 per-theater average and $511,115 thus far. The critically-acclaimed Joaquin Phoenix thriller expands nationwide next weekend.

Overseas Update:

Unsurprisingly, Rampage grossed over three times as much overseas this weekend, bringing in an estimated $114.1 million in 61 territories. That amount includes $55 million in China, which is an improvement on both Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($40 million) and San Andreas ($52.2 million). Its global total stands at $148.6 million.

Ready Player One grossed another $33.6 million overseas this weekend, including $13.9 million in China. Its total in that country now stands at a massive $192.8 million, while its international total is $360.2 million and its global haul stands at $474.8 million.


Weekend Actuals (Domestic)

FRI, APR. 13 – SUN, APR. 15

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Rampage $35,753,093 4,101 $8,718 $35,753,093 1 Warner Bros
2 A Quiet Place $32,970,049 -34% 3,589 81 $9,186 $100,005,934 2 Paramount
3 Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare $18,667,855 3,029 $6,163 $18,667,855 1 Universal
4 Ready Player One $11,519,388 -53% 3,661 -573 $3,147 $114,922,186 3 Warner Bros. / DreamWorks
5 Blockers $10,770,310 -48% 3,418 39 $3,151 $37,403,980 2 Universal
6 Black Panther $5,777,896 -34% 2,180 -567 $2,650 $674,233,418 9 Disney
7 Isle of Dogs $5,475,139 20% 1,939 1385 $2,824 $18,926,003 4 Fox Searchlight
8 I Can Only Imagine $4,141,834 -47% 2,573 -321 $1,610 $75,293,399 5 Roadside Attractions
9 Tyler Perry’s Acrimony $3,652,698 -56% 1,332 -674 $2,742 $37,828,175 3 Lionsgate
10 Chappaquiddick $3,059,560 -47% 1,645 85 $1,860 $11,040,942 2 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
11 Sherlock Gnomes $2,404,661 -56% 2,116 -617 $1,136 $37,228,148 4 Paramount / MGM
12 The Miracle Season $2,213,207 -44% 1,707 0 $1,297 $7,042,043 2 LD Entertainment
13 Pacific Rim Uprising $1,451,540 -70% 1,537 -1090 $944 $57,605,675 4 Universal
14 A Wrinkle in Time $1,380,257 -58% 1,112 -589 $1,241 $92,476,477 6 Walt Disney Pictures

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Beirut $1,734,497 755 $2,297 $2,107,195 1 Bleecker Street
2 Love, Simon $1,060,295 -62% 889 -575 $1,193 $39,329,296 5 20th Century Fox
3 Paul, Apostle of Christ $611,693 -65% 581 -681 $1,053 $16,394,992 4 Sony Pictures Entertainment
4 The Death of Stalin $478,727 -52% 323 -225 $1,482 $6,316,537 6 IFC Films
5 Tomb Raider $460,619 -76% 502 -1171 $918 $56,227,188 5 Warner Bros.
6 Peter Rabbit $386,835 -60% 519 -508 $745 $113,869,487 10 Sony / Columbia
7 Game Night $343,434 -68% 356 -448 $965 $67,887,388 8 Warner Bros.
8 Finding Your Feet $282,895 128% 277 220 $1,021 $573,074 3 Roadside Attractions
9 The Leisure Seeker $273,275 -48% 276 -77 $990 $2,346,198 6 Sony Pictures Classics
10 The Greatest Showman $226,044 -39% 209 -39 $1,082 $173,296,519 17 Fox
11 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle $186,654 -58% 183 -295 $1,020 $403,951,484 17 Sony / Columbia
12 God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness $123,042 -89% 193 -1184 $638 $5,437,334 3 Pure Flix
13 Red Sparrow $119,156 -54% 152 -92 $784 $46,515,233 7 20th Century Fox
14 Annihilation $102,455 -34% 119 -26 $861 $32,685,385 8 Paramount Pictures
15 Midnight Sun $93,359 -78% 251 -500 $372 $9,406,720 4 Open Road
16 Death Wish $76,543 -31% 111 -36 $690 $33,796,404 7 MGM

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 You Were Never Really Here $325,949 145% 51 48 $6,391 $512,782 2 Amazon Studios
2 Pandas $128,861 -19% 33 0 $3,905 $381,777 2 Warner Bros.
3 The Strangers: Prey At Night $90,902 -53% 61 -188 $1,490 $24,227,749 6 Aviron Pictures
4 Lean on Pete $77,151 64% 18 14 $4,286 $139,567 2 A24
5 Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami $56,171 3 $18,724 $60,613 1 Kino Lorber
6 Baaghi 2 $49,042 -80% 48 -75 $1,022 $1,299,994 3 FIP
7 The Rider $42,244 3 $14,081 $42,244 1 Sony Pictures Classics
8 Final Portrait $39,909 -26% 32 11 $1,247 $201,366 4 Sony Pictures Classics
9 Coco $37,553 -47% 85 -14 $442 $209,680,314 21 Disney
10 Ferdinand $35,632 -51% 85 -28 $419 $84,284,388 18 Fox
11 The Shape of Water $34,293 -36% 48 -32 $714 $63,814,637 20 Fox Searchlight
12 Foxtrot $33,314 -40% 38 -7 $877 $500,496 7 Sony Pictures Classics
13 The Post $27,658 -40% 41 -16 $675 $81,835,084 17 20th Century Fox
14 Maze Runner: The Death Cure $27,600 -43% 61 -19 $452 $57,992,782 12 Fox
15 Zama $26,123 3 $8,708 $26,123 1 Strand Releasing
16 Back to Burgundy $24,433 6% 18 4 $1,357 $138,006 4 Music Box Films
17 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $23,986 -29% 41 -10 $585 $54,465,037 27 Fox Searchlight
18 Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool $22,934 8% 24 -1 $956 $973,182 16 Sony Pictures Classics
19 1945 $21,143 -47% 12 -1 $1,762 $525,159 24 Menemsha Films
20 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story $20,546 -27% 17 -3 $1,209 $716,873 21 Zeitgeist
21 Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum $19,017 2 $9,509 $19,017 1 Well Go USA Entertainment
22 Gemini $18,131 -76% 33 -23 $549 $180,002 3 Neon
23 A Fantastic Woman $17,549 -43% 23 -15 $763 $1,925,940 11 Sony Pictures Classics
24 Leaning Into The Wind $16,226 -51% 27 -5 $601 $315,437 6 Magnolia Pictures
25 A Bag Of Marbles $14,178 63% 6 2 $2,363 $70,126 4 Gaumont
26 Call Me by Your Name $12,564 -55% 18 -32 $698 $18,065,180 21 Sony Pictures Classics
27 I, Tonya $11,549 -45% 25 -13 $462 $30,006,220 19 Neon
28 The Endless $11,542 27% 3 2 $3,847 $26,189 2 Well Go USA Entertainment
29 Forever My Girl $11,112 91% 19 7 $585 $16,349,705 13 Roadside Attractions/LD Entertainment
30 Ismael’s Ghosts $10,405 -7% 14 7 $743 $70,681 4 Magnolia Pictures
31 Hitler’s Hollywood $8,634 1 $8,634 $19,253 1 Kino Lorber
32 Love After Love $7,390 -44% 5 2 $1,478 $44,338 3 IFC Films
33 Quai des Orfevres (2018 re-issue) $7,125 1 $7,125 $7,125 1 Rialto Pictures
34 Oh Lucy! $6,638 -68% 10 -14 $664 $287,188 7 Film Movement
35 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $5,845 -83% 28 -33 $209 $620,178,595 18 Disney
36 Outside In $5,237 -75% 5 -11 $1,047 $57,483 3 The Orchard
37 Bye Bye Germany $4,874 2 $2,437 $6,698 1 Film Movement
38 Walk With Me $4,618 56% 4 1 $1,155 $709,094 15 Kino Lorber
39 Journey’s End $4,536 -78% 9 -19 $504 $148,275 5 Good Deed Entertainment
40 Keep The Change $4,497 -58% 4 -5 $1,124 $114,747 5 Kino Lorber
41 Getting Grace $4,322 -97% 6 -1 $720 $159,965 4 Hannover House
42 Loveless $4,225 -65% 12 -23 $352 $545,077 9 Sony Pictures Classics
43 The Insult $3,758 -53% 5 -3 $752 $1,000,038 14 Cohen Media Group
44 The Last Movie Star $3,191 94% 5 2 $638 $12,261 3 A24
45 The Party $3,046 -47% 14 -6 $218 $730,366 9 Roadside Attractions
46 The Hurricane Heist $2,085 -11% 8 0 $261 $6,108,472 6 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
47 Hostiles $1,870 -51% 7 -6 $267 $29,812,030 17 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
48 Faces Places $1,477 76% 2 -1 $739 $952,432 28 Cohen Media Group
49 Nana $1,240 1 $1,240 $1,240 1 First Run Features
50 Flower $1,184 -87% 3 -34 $395 $325,976 5 The Orchard
51 The Workshop $1,172 -84% 1 -7 $1,172 $19,865 4 Strand Releasing
52 Operation Red Sea $1,001 -82% 1 -2 $1,001 $1,541,725 8 Well Go USA Entertainment
53 The Young Karl Marx $655 -83% 2 -3 $328 $120,826 8 The Orchard
54 Summer In The Forest $636 -73% 3 -1 $212 $23,874 4 Abramorama
55 Marrowbone $624 7 $89 $624 1 Magnolia Pictures
56 Beuys $618 1 $618 $57,379 13 Kino Lorber
57 The China Hustle $172 -97% 1 -5 $172 $48,600 3 Magnolia Pictures
58 Have A Nice Day $40 -89% 1 0 $40 $79,326 12 Strand Releasing

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)

FRI, APR. 13 – SUN, APR. 15

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Rampage $34,500,000 4,101 $8,413 $34,500,000 1 Warner Bros
2 A Quiet Place $32,600,000 -35% 3,589 81 $9,083 $32,600,000 2 Paramount
3 Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare $19,080,000 3,029 $6,299 $19,080,000 1 Universal
4 Ready Player One $11,205,000 -54% 3,661 -573 $3,061 $114,607,798 3 Warner Bros. / DreamWorks
5 Blockers $10,295,000 -50% 3,418 39 $3,012 $36,928,670 2 Universal
6 Black Panther $5,342,000 -39% 2,180 -567 $2,450 $673,797,522 9 Disney
7 Isle of Dogs $5,000,000 10% 1,939 1385 $2,579 $18,450,864 4 Fox Searchlight
8 I Can Only Imagine $3,837,220 -51% 2,573 -321 $1,491 $74,988,785 5 Roadside Attractions
9 Tyler Perry’s Acrimony $3,700,000 -56% 1,332 -674 $2,778 $37,875,477 3 Lionsgate
10 Chappaquiddick $3,025,000 -48% 1,645 85 $1,839 $11,006,382 2 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
11 The Miracle Season $2,135,000 -46% 1,707 0 $1,251 $6,963,836 2 LD Entertainment
12 Sherlock Gnomes $2,100,000 -61% 2,116 -617 $992 $36,923,487 4 Paramount / MGM
13 Pacific Rim Uprising $1,365,000 -72% 1,537 -1090 $888 $57,519,135 4 Universal
14 A Wrinkle in Time $1,208,000 -63% 1,112 -589 $1,086 $92,304,220 6 Walt Disney Pictures

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Beirut $1,655,954 755 $2,193 $2,028,652 1 Bleecker Street
2 Love, Simon $1,000,000 -64% 889 -575 $1,125 $39,269,001 5 20th Century Fox
3 Paul, Apostle of Christ $575,000 -68% 581 -681 $990 $16,358,299 4 Sony Pictures Entertainment
4 The Death of Stalin $474,692 -52% 330 -218 $1,438 $6,312,502 6 IFC Films
5 Tomb Raider $470,000 -76% 502 -1171 $936 $56,236,569 5 Warner Bros.
6 Peter Rabbit $350,000 -64% 519 -508 $674 $113,832,652 10 Sony / Columbia
7 Finding Your Feet $309,740 150% 277 220 $1,118 $599,919 3 Roadside Attractions
8 The Leisure Seeker $276,829 -48% 276 -77 $1,003 $2,349,752 6 Sony Pictures Classics
9 The Greatest Showman $225,000 -39% 209 -39 $1,077 $173,295,475 17 Fox
10 God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness $115,000 -89% 193 -1184 $596 $5,429,292 3 Pure Flix
11 Annihilation $95,000 -39% 119 -26 $798 $32,677,930 8 Paramount Pictures
12 Midnight Sun $93,612 -78% 251 -500 $373 $9,406,973 4 Open Road
13 Death Wish $77,200 -30% 111 -36 $695 $33,797,061 7 MGM

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 You Were Never Really Here $324,282 144% 52 49 $6,236 $511,115 2 Amazon Studios
2 Lean on Pete $79,021 68% 18 14 $4,390 $141,437 2 A24
3 The Strangers: Prey At Night $75,000 -62% 61 -188 $1,230 $24,211,847 6 Aviron Pictures
4 Baaghi 2 $51,000 -80% 48 -75 $1,063 $1,301,952 3 FIP
5 The Rider $45,268 3 $15,089 $45,268 1 Sony Pictures Classics
6 Final Portrait $38,808 -28% 32 11 $1,213 $200,265 4 Sony Pictures Classics
7 Coco $33,000 -54% 85 -14 $388 $209,675,761 21 Disney
8 Love After Love $6,206 -53% 6 3 $1,034 $43,154 3 IFC Films
9 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $6,000 -82% 28 -33 $214 $620,178,750 18 Disney
10 Getting Grace $4,717 -97% 6 -1 $786 $160,360 4 Hannover House
11 The Insult $3,763 -53% 4 -4 $941 $1,000,036 14 Cohen Media Group
12 Outside In $2,525 -88% 5 -11 $505 $54,771 3 The Orchard
13 The Hurricane Heist $1,839 -21% 8 0 $230 $6,108,226 6 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
14 Faces Places $1,743 108% 2 -1 $872 $952,698 28 Cohen Media Group
15 Hostiles $1,520 -60% 7 -6 $217 $29,811,664 17 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
16 Flower $1,398 -84% 3 -34 $466 $326,190 5 The Orchard
17 The Young Karl Marx $932 -76% 2 -3 $466 $121,103 8 The Orchard
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    DarrinM April 16, 2018

    Jumanji faced no other tentpole competitors? So Star Wars: The Last Jedi was just a plucky little indie film?

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