That was still behind expectations, however.
Despite taking the crown, Rampage is coming in on the low end of industry projections, which had it pegged in the $35 million-$40 million range.More news: Jets grounded by blizzard, trip for Game 3 delayed
One formidable challenge is Avengers: Infinity War, which opens April 27. The New Line and Warner Bros. film, which reportedly cost about $120 million to make, is off to a solid start overseas, where it will gross an estimated $114.1 million this weekend. The film has added about $51.7 million from foreign markets. The plot follows a primatologist named Davis Okoye who must team up with George, an extraordinarily intelligent gorilla who turns into a raging creature of enormous size following a rogue experiment, in order to stop an invasion of monsters. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt's A Quiet Place earned a total of $32.6 million at the box office in its second weekend, good enough for second place.
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. The movie, nabbing an A- CinemaScore and playing to an ethnically diverse audience, comes on the heels of the blockbuster success of Johnson starrer Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.More news: President Trump Lashes Out Again at 'Slimeball' James Comey on Twitter
The parody trailer mashup combines key scenes from "The Office" - like "the longest silent streak in office history" - with tense scenes and music from "A Quiet Place".
In third is Universal/Blumhouse's "Truth Or Dare", which made $19 million in its opening weekend from 3,029 locations.More news: Jones homers twice in South softball win
The supernatural horror film, directed by Jeff Wadlow and starring Lucy Hale, Violett Beane and Sophia Ali.