‘A Quiet Place’ Beats ‘Rampage’ To Reclaim Box Office Crown With $22 Million

A Quiet Place regained the top spot in its third weekend with $22 million as it narrowly beat out Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage which came in at #2 with $21 million. Directed by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place has made over $207 million worldwide. Amy Schumer’s latest comedy I Feel Pretty debuted at #3 with $16.2 million. Here’s the top 10:

  1. A Quiet Place – $22 million
  2. Rampage – The $120 million budgeted action spectacle makes $21 million in its second weekend. Flick has amassed over $283 million worldwide.
  3. I Feel Pretty Amy Schumer’s latest makes $16.2 million.
  4. Super Troopers 2 – Comedy debuts with a $14.7 million weekend. It’s a solid weekend considering the movie cost $13.5 million.
  5. Blumhouse’s Truth Or Dare – Scare pic starring Lucy Hale takes in $7.9 million.
  6. Ready Player OneSteven Spielberg directed adventure collects $7.5 million. Domestically it’s made over $126 million.
  7. BlockersJohn Cena comedy rakes in $6.9 million
  8. Black Panther – Marvel film continues to rake in the dough with $4.6 million
  9. TraffikPaula Patton and Omar Epps thriller debuts with $3.87 million.
  10. Isle of DogsWes Anderson’s stop motion picture collects $3.4 million.

 

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‘Rampage’ Delivers Another Box Office #1 For Dwayne Johnson With $34.5 Million Weekend

The hits keep on coming for Dwayne Johnson, as his latest feature Rampage narrowly beat out A Quiet Place with $34.5 million. The $120 million budgeted film may not have had a monstrous opening weekend, but considering it’s made over $114 million internationally, prospects are looking solid for the feature. Here’s the top 10:

  1. Rampage – $34.5 million
  2. A Quiet PlaceJohn Krasinski and Emily Blunt make a fine on-screen couple as their film makes $32.6 million in its second weekend. Budgeted at just $17 million, the feature is one of this year’s biggest hits.
  3. Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare – Lukewarm reviews didn’t stop this Lucy Hale headlined film from taking in $19 million. Film’s low-budget ($3.5 million) means it’s another hit for Blumhouse Productions.
  4. Ready Player OneSteven Spielberg’s latest takes in $11.2 million.
  5. BlockersJohn Cena comedy takes in $10.3 million
  6. Black Panther – Domestically, it’s grossed over $673 million. This weekend it makes $5.3 million
  7. Isle of DogsWes Anderson’s latest foray into stop motion animation grosses $5 million.
  8. I Can Only Image – Faith based drama continues to do strong business with $3.8 million. Feature has amassed over $75 million with just a $7 million budget!
  9. Tyler Perry’s Acrimony – $3.7 million
  10. Chappaquiddick – Indie drama with Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy takes in $3 million.

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Ike Barinholtz Wants To Be Seein’ A Lot Of John Cena

After working on the new comedy Blockers, it appears that Ike Barinholtz has himself a new man-crush. Now that he’s met John Cena and found out what he’s really like, Barinholtz says he’s the real deal — and he wants to work with him again… and again… and again. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ike Barinholtz)

Blockers is in theaters now.

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John Cena Understands Parental Perspective Behind The Comedy ‘Blockers’

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LESLIE MANN, IKE BARINHOLTZ and JOHN CENA star in “Blockers,” the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (writer of the “Pitch Perfect” series). Photo Credit: Quantrell D. Colbert / Universal Picturesrom sealing the deal.

Playing an over protective dad who doesn’t want his daughter to go all the way in Blockers is obviously played for comedy, and WWE icon John Cena has the chops and charisma to play such a scene stealing role. Carving out an action/dramatic career earlier in his career with The Marine and 12 Rounds, Cena proved his acting versatility in comedy with the Daddy’s Home features, and now he’s front and center with Blockers. Receiving excellent word of mouth, the comedy should have a strong run at the box office. 

Though the 40-year-old is still not a father, he admits that a bit of maturity has led him to appreciate the perspective (and unconditional love) doled out by parents (click on the media bar to hear Cena talk about parenthood):

  • Blockers, co-starring Leslie Mann and directed by Pitch Perfect 3 scribe Kay Cannon, opens nationwide April 6. 

 

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When It Comes To Comedy, Tough Guy John Cena Is Fearless

John Cena came to Hollywood carrying a tough-guy persona honed through years on the WWE circuit. Somewhat surprisingly, though, he loves doing comedy, like in his new movie, Blockers. When we talked to him, Cena said he understands there are a lot of laughs to be had from making fun of that tough-guy image, and he’s fine with that. (Click on the media bar below to hear John Cena)

Blockers is now playing in theaters.

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