Rampage film scores big in China
Rampage starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has become the actor’s highest-grossing film in China and also the second highest grossing Warner Brothers film of all time in the country, surpassing other successful WB films such as Batman.
With a budget of $120 million, Rampage had a weak showing in the U.S. taking in just $97 million, domestically. However, the Chinese box office numbers totaled $154 million, contributing to $423 million, worldwide.
So, that’s yet another film saved from financial disaster by a strong showing overseas, underscoring the increasing importance of international markets, particularly China.
Loosely based on the 80s arcade game by the same name, Rampage features an overgrown, mutated ape, wolf, and alligator as they lay waste to a major metropolitan area. Unfortunately for movie viewers, the giant beasts don’t revert to a state of being nekkid people like they do in the arcade game.
I’m trying really hard to come up with a Godzilla joke to close this out, but it’s tough seeing as this story is about the Chinese market and Godzilla is a Japanese series. Maybe I can still get away with it since all those people look alike anyway, right?
Source: Sky News