The film pulled in a disappointing $32M (Dh117.5M) on its opening weekend in the U.S. - some way off the $40M early tracking had hoped for - and could only manage second place at the box office behind John Krasinski's surprise hit horror A Quiet Place, which retained top spot for a second week.
Paramount's high-concept horror film A Quiet Place continued to defy expectations in its sophomore outing, earning $32.6 million for a domestic total just shy of $100 million, or $99.6 million.
The action hero's new disaster movie Rampage will debut with an estimated $34.5 million from 4,101 theaters in the USA and Canada through Sunday, edging out last week's No. 1 title, A Quiet Place, while the horror flick Truth or Dare opens in third. The movie, costing at least $120 million to make before marketing, will need to have strong legs to make its money back. But audiences who went to see the film on Friday night quite enjoyed it, giving it an A- on CinemaScore.
Truth or Dare, the latest microbudget collaboration from Universal and Blumhouse, opened to strong $19.2 million in the US despite competition from A Quiet Place.
It was a different story here in the UAE, however, where the movie grossed Dh7,522,947 at the local box office, making it the biggest 2018 opening weekend thus far, surpassing even Marvel's smash hit Black Panther. Audiences gave it a B-minus CinemaScore.
Rounding out the top five are "Ready Player One", adding $11.2 million domestically in its third weekend to take the #4 spot (with a worldwide tally to date of $474.8 million), while "Blockers" came in at #5, bringing in $10.3 million domestically this weekend. Analysts expect the film to close its debut weekend with $29-33 million receipts.
In seventh is Fox Searchlight's "Isle of Dogs", which made $5 million from 1,939 screens in its first weekend in wide release, giving it a total of $18.4 million.