Directed by Jeff Wadlow, the films show what can happen when a seemingly harmless game of truth or dare turns deadly for a group of college friends in Mexico.
Nevertheless, its introduction was adequate to simply spend the boxoffice crown "A Quiet Place", which brought £32.9 million in 3,589 locations.
As reported by Box Office Pro, the movie Rampage is estimated to have earned over $34.5 million this weekend making it the number one movie of the week. This week, it dropped from sixth to ninth place with $3.7 million as it looks headed out of the top ten next week.
With a budget of just 3.5 million dollars, the film took in a terrific 19.1 million dollars over the weekend - just the latest in a string of successes for the Blumhouse and Universal Pictures partnership.
This hasn't stopped the movie from becoming the highest rated video-game movie on Rotten Tomatoes, according to IndieWire. Critics gave the PG-13 frightfest a dire 15% approval on Rotten Tomatoes and a 36/100 on Metacritic. Rampage opened in the same ballpark as Johnson's blockbuster Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($36.1 million), meaning this is a nice start for the action flick.
Slowing down considerably in its third weekend was Warner's Ready Player One, as the expensive epic handed over its IMAX screens to Rampage.
Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One - a futuristic homage to films of the 1980s - took in an estimated US$11.2 million to cling to fourth place in its third week out.
While the domestic box office for Ready Player One is a bit on the underwhelming side, its worldwide performance is a different story altogether. The movie generated $114.1 million worldwide, a haul that could help make the movie profitable for Burbank, California-based Warner Bros.
Blockers rounds out the top five with $10.3 million and is approaching $40 million domestically. Down 50% from its debut, the ten-day total for the John Cena comedy is $37 million. Similarly, Pacific Rim: Uprising departs after a disappointing three-week run that saw it bring in just $57.5 million.
Another popcorn pic depending on a strong global run to justify its expensive price tag, "Pacific Rim Uprising" took in $6.1 million in 66 territories.
Because it seems that no major film wants to be within a week of release of The Avengers: Infinity War, we have a slow Friday ahead of us - with the arrival of Jay Chandrasekhar's Super Troopers 2, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein's I Feel Pretty, and Deon Taylor's Traffik.