A Quiet Place and Rampage have been fighting neck-to-neck in the box office over the weekend, with the former coming out on top, while easily crushing other competition including Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty,” and the sequel to the cult-comedy, “Super Troopers 2.”
During its third weekend at the box office, A Quiet Place – the John Krasinkski-directed thriller – pulled in $22 million, while Johnson’s “Rampage” made around $21 million.
However, Celebrity Insider reported earlier that Rampage has been dominating internationally, including in China where it made $100 million alone.
As an aside, the director of “Rampage,” sat down with reporters from BET.com and joked that he wanted The Rock to run for the presidency in 2020.
Moreover, the Rampage movie-runner revealed that he didn’t know the derided director, Uwe Boll, was mad at him for making a movie with the same title.
Either way, it’s been another great weekend in the film industry, with the critically acclaimed, A Quiet Place, also pulling in a very high rating on Rotten Tomatoes – over 90%.
According to multiple reports, The Office’s John Krasinski backed his thriller starring Emily Blunt with Michael Bay’s production company, Platinum Dunes.
Krasinkski wrote the screenplay along with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, and it’s based on a story written by the two latter men. The storyline of the film involves a family who lives in silence after aliens landed on earth.
Woods and Beck began writing the story back in 2013, and Paramount Pictures bought the script in 2017. Paramount hired Krasinkski to direct the picture and he also re-wrote the script, a common practice in the industry.