It beats out last weekend's No. 1, the horror film A Quiet Place, which was pushed down to second position. But, surprisingly for a film that features giant monsters smashing things, it squeaked past, earning $34.5 million, according to studio estimates.
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. But again, with a massive budget like that, Rampage needs a good showing overseas to make a profit, and it's doing just that, eyeing a $50 million opening in China in addition to performing well in other overseas markets.
Rampage, which is based on the arcade game of the same name, is big, fun, and dumb, our reviewer said. The movie failed to impress critics but garnered an A-minus CinemaScore, suggesting decent word-of-mouth prospects.
Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris in "Rampage". This weekend's almost $33 million gorss pushes its 10-day total of $100 million against a $17 million budget.
In third is Universal/Blumhouse's "Truth Or Dare", which made $19 million in its opening weekend from 3,029 locations. The movie, costing at least $120 million to make before marketing, will need to have strong legs to make its money back. Audiences gave it a B-minus CinemaScore. They may flip positions on the weekend chart, with "Ready Player One" earning $10-12 million and "Blockers" earning $9-11 million.
In sixth place, Black Panther saw little impact from its home entertainment release announcement, as it still took in $5.3 million for a 673.7 million domestic total.
On this week's episode of MEET THE MOVIE PRESS, brought to you by Afterbuzz TV's Popcorn Talk Network, Simon Thompson and I discuss the Cannes-Netflix beef, Warner Bros. cutting ties with Brett Ratner, the new director of the Fast and Furious spinoff, and the cast of the It sequel. Check out the April 13-15 figures below.
The government's capture of Douma, the last town held by the rebels in eastern Ghouta, marked a major victory for Assad. Syria's civil war, which began as a popular uprising against Assad, is now in its eighth year.
In questions after his announcement, Ryan told reporters today he's still confident with Republican chances in the 2018 elections. Ryan has left his stamp on how congressional Republicans look at Medicaid, the public health insurance program for the poor.
He also recalls Trump requesting that the FBI investigate salacious allegations about his actions with Russian prostitutes. Kelly has been increasingly marginalized in the White House and the president has mused to confidants about firing him.
The campaign is run by Open Britain, which is one of several anti-Brexit organisations which sprung up during the 2016 referendum. Asked what he would say to people who voted for Brexit, he told the programme "what we are doing is in their benefit".
He said after the killing, the Hindu community did not allow them to bury the body of the girl in their graveyard. The issue was being politicised, she said, and claimed that their voice had been muzzled in political war.
Underwood revealed that her wrist is at about 90 percent and she feels "pretty darn good" in the letter . Country music will award its favorites at Sunday's 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards .
The tornado watch was issued at 3:13 p.m. and remains in effect until 11 p.m. for 26 counties in Southwest and central Virginia. With heavy rain, rivers can exceed their banks and ponding can occur on the roads.
The government's capture of Douma, the last town held by the rebels in eastern Ghouta, marked a major victory for Assad. Speaking to reporters in Moscow , Lavrov reiterated a strong warning to the West against military action in Syria.
Trump has said he fired Comey because of his handling of the FBI's investigation into Clinton's email practices. Trump fired Comey last May and has publicly criticized him since then, but not to this extent.
A year ago the state had 41 twisters, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center . While tomorrow will be much cooler, the winds will be even stronger and the fuels just as dry, keeping the fire danger extreme.
Opponents of Mr Orban flooded the capital on Saturday to protest at what they say is an unfair electoral system. BBC correspondent Nick Thorpe reported from Budapest that around 100,000 people attended Saturday's protests.
The credit-card processor reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.10. The company has a market cap of $249,469.23, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.70, a PEG ratio of 1.59 and a beta of 0.99.
Mother Who Drove Family of 8 Off Cliff Was Drunk
Devonte drew national attention after he was photographed in tears while hugging a white police officer during a 2014 protest. A specialized team of accident investigators is trying to figure that out with help from the FBI, Carpenter said.
Experts share last-minute tax filing tips
Still, he said, even if a person can not pay everything he or she owes, it's better to file it that day than not file it at all. If you received a refund of more than a few thousand dollars, check out the revised IRS withholding tax calculator on IRS.gov .
Rob Gronkowski to miss Patriots offseason program
He also has a $250,000 workout bonus, which typically requires participation in a significant percentage of the offseason program. ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to report the news of Gronkowski missing the beginning of the workouts.
Thousands of Syrian Demonstrators Condemn US Aggression
US President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his having hailed a US and allied strike in Syria as "Mission Accomplished". Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime was suspected of orchestrating a chlorine attack, which occurred on April 7.
Man City Win Title As Man United Lose At Home
West Brom caretaker Darren Moore vowed to keep battling relegation after grabbing an unlikely survival lifeline at Old Trafford . Manchester City are officially Premier League champions! I expect The Red Devils to win the game rather easily.
Man dies in house fire
Windsor firefighters rescued two dogs from a house fire on Parent Avenue at University Avenue Sunday. She said the flames started in a converted garage and spread into the attic.
Witnesses say man ignited National City brush fire
A brush fire was being fought Friday evening in the area of Youngstown Ridge Road in Ligonier, a Westmoreland dispatcher said. On April 12 at approximately 1:10 p.m., firefighters responded to Woodville Road in Brandywine for the report of brush fire.
Saudi King opens 29th Arab Summit
The communique called for more worldwide sanctions on Iran and urged it to withdraw "its militias" from Syria and Yemen. King Salman said Saudi Arabia was donating $200-million to support the Palestinians, including $50-million for the U.N.
Daredevils stunt Mumbai in thriller
But he couldn't connect the next three balls and somehow got bat on ball off the last to get the winning run. Going after every ball, he top-edged one high in the sky.
Porzingis says he's staying out of Knicks' coaching search
Last year's drama-filled offseason created concern that Kristaps Porzingis' time in NY would end before it could even truly begin. I want to be back as soon as possible. "I think they will make the right decisions, so we have to trust them".