The Dwayne Johnson’s action-adventure Rampage made a strong start in China Box Office over the weekend, chalking up a hearty Rampage Movie Makes $55 Million. The Rampage film opened on some 21,500 screens, claiming nearly 70 percent of the full weekend box office. The sizable first-frame haul is 9 percent ahead of the China debut of Johnson’s San Andreas, 34 percent more than his Jumanji and 32 percent better than fellow video-game adaptation Tomb Raider.
The muscular showing in the Middle Kingdom should help New Line and Warner Bros. offset the title’s somewhat soft $34.5 million opening in North America, where it narrowly beat Paramount’s high-concept horror hit A Quiet Place. The Rampage clamored out of the gate in China to $15.7 million on Friday, adding $22 million on Saturday and $18.1 million on Sunday, according to local box-office tracker EntGroup.