The Bottom Line: April 13, 2018
The latest video game adaption in Rampage faces off against last weekend’s surprise hit . Find out how they will all do in this week’s edition of The Bottom Line!
Box Office Top Five
A Quiet Place, the surprise horror hit starring Emily Blunt, topped the box office with $50 million. Second place went to Ready Player One, which took in $24.6 million. Blockers also opened in third place with $20.5 million, while Black Panther took fourth with $8.7 million. Tyler Perry’s Acrimony rounded out the top five with $8.3 million.
A Closer Look at Some of this Week’s Films.
Rampage (PG-13) 107 mins.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been on an incredible hot streak recently, and looks to continue that with an adaption of the video game franchise Rampage. The film reunites him with director Brad Peyton, who helmed San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, both of which did very well at the box office. Johnson is almost a sure thing with audiences, and the trailer indicate that the film will play much like his previous star vehicles.
Truth or Dare (PG-13) 100 mins.
Blumhouse productions has had excellent success with low-budget horror films (Insidious, Get Out, Split, and The Visit to name a few), and is hoping that good will can come through again with Truth or Dare. Directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) the film has an intriguing premise of a game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone, or something, begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.
In terms of box office I’m sure this will do well. The film is releasing too close to A Quiet Place, which has been a huge hit with critics and audiences. And with no stars to help bring in casual film-goers, it is going to solely rely on horror fans.
The Bottom Line
It is going to be a tight race for first, but my money is on Rampage and Dwayne Johnson’s star appeal winning out over A Quiet Place’s second weekend. Truth or Dare should come in third, Blockers will make a push for fourth, and Ready Player One will round out the top 5 with it’s continued impressive holds.
Movies To Look Forward To:
I Feel Pretty, Super Troopers 2 (April 20th)
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