April 16, 2018
Blumhouse’s Next 3 Movies: ‘The First Purge,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Halloween’
Dwayne Johnson’s action-adventure Rampage roared at the box office this weekend, earning an estimated $34.5 million and nosing out A Quiet Place for top spot on the charts. In its second weekend of release, the horror-thriller made an estimated $32.6 million, notably dropping just 35.1% from its initial outing.
Despite that competition, Truth or Dare performed strongly as well, taking in $19.08 million, which is a very impressive total in view of its low production budget, reportedly $3.5 million. Of course, millions more were spent on advertising the horror thriller, but the returns reflect the business model employed by Blumhouse Productions: keep the budget as low as possible and then empower the writers and directors with as much creative freedom as…