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New Dwayne Johnson film Rampage collects more than $3m in earnings on first weekend

Dwayne Johnson’s newest film Rampage topped Australia’s weekend box office, with $3.038m in earnings across 469 screens.

Directed by Brad Peyton, Rampage tells the story of a primatologist, played by Johnson, who must save the world from three animals infected with a dangerous pathogen.

It outdid Sony’s Peter Rabbit, which colected an additional $2.522m over the weekend across 439 screens. The weekend success brings the film’s total to $19.235m.

Paramount’s new thriller, A Quiet Place, made $2.362m on its second weekend at the Australian box office. The film stars Emily Blunt and ran across 282 screens. The film topped the US box office upon debut. In Australia, it pulled in $2.42m on its local weekend debut for Paramount, leaving it in third place.

Ready Player One added almost $2m to its local box office earnings over the weekend, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia report.

Meanwhile, American comedy Blockers collected $1.142m over the weekend, bringing the movie’s total to $8.659m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Rampage (Wb) $3,038,135 469 $3,092,956
Peter Rabbit (Sony) $2,522,381 439 $19,235,861
Quiet Place, A (Paramount) $2,362,363 282 $6,033,840
Ready Player One (Roadshow) $1,607,524 325 $11,399,046
Blockers (Universal) $1,142,687 296 $8,659,746
Truth Or Dare (Universal) $1,066,926 209 $1,066,926
Sherlock Gnomes (Paramount) $844,651 281 $3,290,613
Isle Of Dogs (Fox) $838,826 123 $923,581
Love, Simon (Fox) $648,899 233 $4,637,853
Wrinkle In Time, A (Disney) $497,566 272 $3,266,027
Black Panther (Disney) $275,033 101 $40,115,264
The Death Of Stalin (Madman) $263,560 59 $1,592,958
Early Man (Studiocanal) $254,724 241 $861,916
The Party (Madman) $174,008 30 $422,389
Pacific Rim: Uprising (Universal) $162,151 144 $5,782,102
The Greatest Showman (Fox) $131,178 77 $33,933,795
Distant Sky: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live In Copenhagen (Trafalgar) $130,315 54 $130,315
Red Sparrow (Fox) $90,161 58 $9,811,841
Finding Your Feet (Eone) $65,755 63 $5,331,305
Paul Apostle Of Christ (Sony) $63,493 30 $578,569
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