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China Box Office: ‘Rampage’ Wins Quiet Weekend

China Box Office: ‘Rampage’ Wins Quiet Weekend
“Rampage” held on at the top of the Chinese box office for a second weekend win. Overall figures, however, were quiet.

The Dwayne Johnson-starring action film earned $27.4 million in its second weekend from close to 100,000 screenings per day, according to data tracking service Ent Group. That was a drop of only 50%, compared with its opening $55.1 million. After 10 days, “Rampage” has a cumulative score of $106 million.

Elsewhere, figures were mostly modest, and the cumulative total of the top 10 films adding up to only $57 million. That score is the third weakest weekend of the year.

Opening in second place, Chinese comedy “21 Karat” could only manage $10.1 million, despite its 62,000 daily screenings. Pointing to a rapid exit from theaters, its numbers dropped on Saturday and again on Sunday.

Slipping to third place, “Ready Player One” scored $8.24 million from 35,000 screenings per day. It now has a cumulative score of $207 million after 24 days, making it
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‘Isle of Dogs’ Stays and Sits in Top 10 on Quiet Indie Box Office Weekend

On a quiet weekend for the indie box office, Fox Searchlight’s “Isle of Dogs” held on to its spot in the top 10 in its second weekend in wide release. The Wes Anderson film expanded again to 1,947 screens and made $3.4 million, bringing its total to $24.3 million.

That puts “Isle of Dogs” on the verge of passing the inflation-adjusted domestic total of Wes Anderson’s previous stop-motion animated film, “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” which made $21 million in 2009. With inflation taken into account, that amount grows to $25.2 million. Globally, “Isle of Dogs” currently has a total of $39.6 million.

Also Read: Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' Triggers Debate Over Cultural Appropriation

Elsewhere, the top per screen average (PSA) of the weekend belongs to IFC’s “Ghost Stories,” which opened on a single screen in New York and made $12,563. The anthology horror film stars Andy Nyman — who co-directed and wrote the film with Jeremy Dyson — as a professor known for debunking supernatural myths. But his skepticism is put to the test when he encounters three people with horror stories that might be more than they seem. Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse and Alex Lawther also star.

Also entering this weekend is Indian film “Bharat Ane Nenu,” which was released on 302 screens by Great India Films and made $2.66 million. That amounts to an estimated per screen average of $8,811. In India, the political thriller from director Koratala Siva has earned the second highest opening weekend for any Telugu-language film, just behind last year’s record-breaking blockbuster “Baahubali 2.”

Also Read: 'A Quiet Place' Roars Back to Top Box Office Spot With $21 Million

Sitting just behind “Bharat” on the PSA rankings for the weekend is Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Rider,” which expanded modestly to nine screens and added $78,433 in its second weekend. That pushes the film’s total to $142,768 and gives it a per screen average this weekend of $8,715.

Amazon expanded the acclaimed Cannes thriller “You Were Never Really Here” to 183 screens, making $551,745 and pushing the film’s total past $1.2 million with a per screen average for the weekend of $3,085. Bleecker Street’s “Beirut” added $1 million from 755 screens, giving it a 10-day domestic total of $3.9 million.

Read original story ‘Isle of Dogs’ Stays and Sits in Top 10 on Quiet Indie Box Office Weekend At TheWrap
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‘Ghost Stories’ Roars at Indie Box Office

‘Ghost Stories’ Roars at Indie Box Office
Horror rules as wide-release “A Quiet Place” topped the overall box office, while on the indie side, British horror flick “Ghost Stories” (IFC) — also opening on Video on Demand–delivered a surprisingly strong showing. But that fright-fest, along with William Friedkin’s exorcism documentary “The Devil and Father Armouth” (which The Orchard will also stream later this week) won’t go far beyond core arthouses.

On a broader scale, Fox Searchlight continues to expand Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” the standout among 2018 specialized films this year. While Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here” (Amazon Studios) isn’t a breakout, strong reviews are boosting its exposure. On its second weekend, Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider” (Sony Pictures Classics) found mixed results, but might have a bigger impact as it reaches more areas.

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Ghost Stories (IFC) – Metacritic: 69; Festivals include: London 2017, South by Southwest 2018; also available on Video on
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'Rampage' crosses $200m internationally

A Quiet Place crosses $200m worldwide for Paramount.

Rampage ruled the world for the second consecutive session and retained the international crown as $57m from 61 territories boosted the tally to $216.4m and $283m worldwide.

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The Dwayne Johnson action adventure about mutant beasts run amok in Chicago crossed $100m in China, where an additional $27.2m ensured the tentpole held on to number one and climbed to $106.6m.

Rampage added $3.3m in South Korea for number one and a $10.2m running total, and retained top spot in Mexico on $2.9m for $9.6m, the UK on $1.9m for $9.1m,
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Who Wants to Win Some Free ‘Isle of Dogs’ Limited Edition Action Figures?

Let’s get the most important thing out of the way first: I absolutely loved Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs. As a huge fan of his first stop-motion movie, Fantastic Mr. Fox, I wasn’t sure he could top such a special film — but I’m pleased to report he did. And while I loved everything about Isle of Dogs, I have to give a special shout out to the production design and level of detail in every shot. It’s like Anderson took what he did in Fantastic Mr. Fox and amplified it by a factor of …
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'Rampage' eyes $200m international tally by end of weekend

'Rampage' eyes $200m international tally by end of weekend
Ready Player One stands at $370.8m

The Dwayne Johnson action adventure Rampage stands a good chance of crossing $200m through Warner Bros Pictures International this weekend and remains the one to beat.

The tentpole about a scientist who tries to stop mutant beasts run amok in Chicago has stormed to an early $152.6m after one week and $196.9m globally.

Warner Bros is on a roll. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi smash Ready Player One stands at $370.8m and ventures into Japan this weekend. Meanwhile Game Night has grossed $40.7m, and Clint Eastwood’s thriller 15:17 To Paris $20.1m.

Fox International opens
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Ica forms think tank with Tilda Swinton, Laura Poitras, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

13 members join advisory body.

London’s Institute Of Contemporary Arts (Ica), the organisation dedicated to showcasing indie and artist filmmakers, is forming the Independent Film Council, a body of experienced industry that will advise on the Ica’s activities.

There are 13 members of the inaugural council: Tilda Swinton, producer Stanley Buchtal, filmmakers Gerald Fox, Laura Poitras, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Naeem Mohaeimen, James Richards, Martine Syms, academics Erika Balsom and Laura Mulvey, editor Walter Murch, the Nfts’ head of Screen Arts Sandra Hebron, and Sundance Institute’s documentary programme director Tabitha Jackson.

The council will convene once a year as a think
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April Foolish Predictions: 4 Questions About Best Animated Feature

Last year's Best Animated Feature field was remarkably empty and 2018, at first glance, also doesn't look that promising. You can probably take it to the bank that Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs will be squaring off against the sequels to Wreck it Ralph and The Incredibles. And it shouldn't be That easy to know what's going to happen a full year in advance, should it?

Of course we don't know everything yet. It's tough to foresee which foreign entries will qualify, for example. 2018 seems bereft of an obvious non-American competitor. [Four questions and ways to improve the category after the jump...]
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Box-Office Weekend: Rampage Rages Against the Box Office

Dwayne Johnson returned to theaters with Rampage and snagged the top spot over the box-office weekend with a $34.5 million opening. That just beat last week’s champ, A Quiet Place, by roughly $2 million as it brought in an estimated $32.6 million. This gives director John Krasinski’s horror film an impressive two-week total of $99.6 million.

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare finished in third place with $19.1 million for its opening weekend. Though considerably less than the two films ahead of it, it does prove that audiences still enjoy a good scare now and then. Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One fell from second place to fourth with $11.2 million, bringing its three-week domestic total to $114.6 million. The comedy Blockers dropped two spots this week, from third to fifth, earning $10.3 million (raising its two-week total to $36.9 million).

While Marvel’s Black Panther may have also fallen a few spots this weekend (from fourth to
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‘Rampage’ Sneaks Up on ‘A Quiet Place’ to Win Weekend Box Office

‘Rampage’ Sneaks Up on ‘A Quiet Place’ to Win Weekend Box Office
After a weekend of fluctuating projections, Dwayne Johnson (just barely) owned the North American box office after all.

Though earlier estimates looked like the second frame of “A Quiet Place” would take the weekend, Johnson’s “Rampage” snuck up to take the top slot with $34.5 million from 4,101 theaters.

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.’ “Rampage” opened under initial predictions that estimated between $37 million to $40 million. Though the sci-fi actioner has an impressive A- CinemaScore and 80% audience approval on Rotten Tomatoes, “Rampage” will need to rely heavily on overseas to carry its costly $120 million budget.
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‘A Quiet Place’ to Lead Box Office, ‘Rampage’ Debuts at $32 Million

‘A Quiet Place’ to Lead Box Office, ‘Rampage’ Debuts at $32 Million
Thanks to strong word of mouth, John Krasinski’s horror film “A Quiet Place” is looking to top the box office for the second weekend in a row with $34 million from 3,589 domestic locations.

Just behind the SXSW success story is Warner Bros.-New Line’s “Rampage” with $32 million from 4,101 sites. Friday’s estimates had adjusted the Dwayne Johnson-starrer’s debut to the $27-$32 million range, with earlier tracking forecasting an opening between $35 and $40 million. “Rampage” earned $11.5 million its opening Friday, including $2.4 million from Thursday previews.
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Could Fall to ‘A Quiet Place’ in Tight Box Office Race

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Word of mouth for Paramount’s “A Quiet Place” is pushing it towards a great second weekend, as it now has a chance of staving off Warner Bros./New Line’s “Rampage” to keep the top spot at the box office.

John Krasinski’s critically acclaimed film made $10.5 million in its second Friday and is now looking at a second weekend total of $34 million. That’s just a 32 percent drop from the film’s $50 million opening weekend and puts it on track for a 10-day domestic total above $100 million.

Rampage” made $11.5 million on its opening Friday from 4,101 screens, including $2.4 million from Thursday previews. Estimates now have Dwayne Johnson’s CGI-filled monster film making $32 million this weekend against a $120 million budget, below pre-weekend projections for a $35-40 million opening.

Also Read: 'Rampage' Star Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia Share Their Trailblazing Plan for Hollywood Dominance (Exclusive)

The good news is that while critics have been mixed with a 51 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, audiences enjoyed the film and gave it an A- on CinemaScore. That could lead to good word of mouth that can bump up the Saturday numbers and push the film past “A Quiet Place,” though even with that it’s still uncertain whether “Rampage” can stay out of the red.

In third is Universal/Blumhouse’s “Truth or Dare,” which is beating projections with $8.2 million from 3,029 locations on Friday, giving it an estimated $19 million opening. Blumhouse’s traditionally thrifty approach to filmmaking makes this movie’s mark to reach profitability low, with a production budget of just $3.5 million. But critics panned the film with a 16 percent Rt score, and audiences didn’t like it much more with a B- on CinemaScore.

Also Read: 'Truth or Dare' Film Review: Blumhouse College Horror Doesn't Make the Grade

“Ready Player One” sits in fourth with $2.9 million made on its third Friday and an estimated $11.1 million weekend, while “Blockers” completes the top five with an estimated $10 million second weekend, roughly 51 percent down from its $20.5 million launch.

Meanwhile, “Black Panther” will finally fall out of the top five in its ninth weekend with $5.3 million, just two weekends before Marvel Studios reestablishes its grip on the box office with “Avengers: Infinity War.” Just below the superhero movie in seventh is Fox Searchlight’s “Isle of Dogs,” which made $1.5 million in its first day of nationwide release. The Wes Anderson stop-motion animated film is expected to make $4.7 million from 1,939 screens this weekend.

Read original story Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Could Fall to ‘A Quiet Place’ in Tight Box Office Race At TheWrap
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‘Rampage’ to Debut Behind ‘A Quiet Place’ in Muted Opening Weekend

‘Rampage’ to Debut Behind ‘A Quiet Place’ in Muted Opening Weekend
Dwayne Johnson’s action-fantasy “Rampage” is heading for downbeat North American opening weekend of about $27 million to $32 million at 3,950 locations, early estimates showed Friday.

That’s well below forecasts and signals that Paramount’s second weekend of John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” should repeat as the box office winner with about $34 million at 3,508 sites. Universal-Blumhouse’s debut of “Truth or Dare” will come in above expectations in third with about $18 million at 3,029 venues.

With a price tag in the $120 million range, “Rampage” needs to deliver strong box office around the world to become profitable. The New Line-Warner Bros. release had been forecasted to debut between $37 million and $40 million from 3,950 theaters this weekend.

Johnson portrays a primatologist who shares a bond with a silverback gorilla who becomes a giant beast after a rogue genetic experiment goes wrong and creates an array of rampaging creatures. First-day grosses in China were impressive with $15.7 million,
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'Rampage' storms to $73.5m from international arena (update)

Action adventure scores Warner Bros’ third highest opening day in China, second highest in Vietnam.

April 14 Update: Rampage has smashed its way to an estimated $73.5m internationally, powered by $36.8m from China after two days.

The Dwayne Johnson action tentpole delivered Warner Bros Pictures International’s third highest opening day in China on $15.6m for close to 70% box office share, adding $21.2m on Friday.

Remaining territories accounted for $36.7m by Saturday. The UK stands at $2.8m after two days, and UAE, South Korea and Malaysia each on $1.5m.

Rampage opened top in Mexico on Friday on $992,000, while it arrived as
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'Rampage' storms to $15.7m China opening day

Action adventure in action around the world through Warner Bros Pictures International.

Rampage stormed to a $15.7m opening day in China including Thursday previews as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson returned to what continues to be a rewarding territory for the A-lister.

Overall the action adventure has grossed $25.4m including debuts in a further 40 markets in its first two days through Warner Bros Pictures International.

The tentpole arrived in the UK on $1.3m including Wednesday previews and currently ranks second, while a number one result in Malaysia has delivered $877,000 including previews.

The UAE generated $665,000 for number one and the second highest opening day of the year-to-date.
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Bryan Cranston on ‘Isle of Dogs’, Working with Wes Anderson, and Being “The One Who Bites”

Let’s get the most important thing out of the way first: I absolutely loved Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs. As a huge fan of his first stop-motion movie, Fantastic Mr. Fox, I wasn’t sure he could top such a special film — but I’m pleased to report he did. And while I loved everything about Isle of Dogs, I have to give a special shout out to the production design and level of detail in every shot. It’s like Anderson took what he did in Fantastic Mr. Fox and amplified it by ten. Trust me, …
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‘Rampage’ Stomps to $2.4 Million in Thursday Night Previews

‘Rampage’ Stomps to $2.4 Million in Thursday Night Previews
Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage” has opened with a solid $2.4 million in Thursday night preview screenings in North America.

Universal-Blumhouse’s “Truth or Dare” grossed $750,000 in Thursday night shows at 2,400 locations.

Rampage,” from New Line and Warner Bros., showed its strongest performance among younger customers. “Rampage,” loosely based on the 1986 Midway arcade game, has been forecasted to debut between $37 million and $40 million from 3,950 theaters this weekend. The movie is expected to take the top spot from the second weekend of “A Quiet Place,” which has taken in $63 million in its first six days.

Johnson portrays a primatologist who shares a bond with a silverback gorilla who becomes a giant beast after a rogue genetic experiment goes wrong and creates an array of rampaging creatures. Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Joe Manganiello also star in the film, directed by Brad Peyton. The sci-fi adventure carries a reported $120 million price tag.
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'Rampage' Prepares to Fight Off 'Quiet Place' & 'Truth or Dare' For Weekend #1

'Rampage' Prepares to Fight Off 'Quiet Place' & 'Truth or Dare' For Weekend #1
After leading Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which just became the studio's highest grossing domestic release of all-time, Dwayne Johnson arrives with his latest offering, starring in this weekend's release of Warner Bros. and New Line's Rampage. At the same time Blumhouse will debut its latest micro-budgeted thriller Truth or Dare, which will have its hands full competing for audience attention with last weekend's box office champ A Quiet Place, which looks to follow up its stellar debut last weekend with a strong sophomore effort. Debuting in over 4,100 theaters, Rampage is looking to stomp the weekend box office, though expectations aren't quite as high as one might think for a Dwayne Johnson-led effort, especially debuting in this many theaters. Tracking heading into the weekend is expecting a $35-40 million debut, but using several comps we're having a hard time seeing it reach much higher than $35 million. Using films such as The Mummy,
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Movie Mixtape: 6 Movies to Watch with ‘Isle of Dogs’

Movie Mixtape: 6 Movies to Watch with ‘Isle of Dogs’
Isle of Dogs could have been set anywhere, but Wes Anderson chose Japan. A dystopian future version of Japan, that is, where the dog flu outbreak is so severe that all the doggos are banished to Trash Island. His ninth feature, it’s also a thoroughly Wes Andersony Wes Anderson movie that borrows several design and […]

The post Movie Mixtape: 6 Movies to Watch with ‘Isle of Dogs’ appeared first on /Film.
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Box Office: Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ to Battle Horror Titles

Box Office: Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ to Battle Horror Titles
Box office king Dwayne Johnson is ready to reclaim his crown.

Johnson, whose “Jumanji” just became Sony Picture’s highest grossing movie of all time, is swinging back into theaters with “Rampage.” The New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. pic, which reportedly cost $120 million to make, is estimating a debut between $37 million to $40 million from 3,950 theaters. Though that would be enough to secure the top spot from “A Quiet Place,” it’ll still need a boost from overseas to make the pricey film profitable.

Loosely based on the video game, “Rampage” follows a primatologist (Johnson) who shares a bond with a silverback gorilla that turns the gentle ape into a giant and aggressive beast after a rogue genetic experiment that goes wrong. Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, and Joe Manganiello round out the film, directed by Brad Peyton.

Still, positive word of mouth should drive Paramount Pictures’ “A Quiet Place” to another strong weekend.
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