This weekend, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson proved he can open a film all by himself. Truth is, I never doubted the guy, I’ve been his fans since his Rocky Maivia days nearly twenty years ago. Plus, I got to meet the guy once, which was awesome.
But as I said on Friday, I’m giving all the credit to my girl… Carla Gugino.
Anywho, mega-disaster flick “San Andreas” took the box office by storm this weekend with an estimated, $53 million from 3,777 venues, That’s much better than the $40 million most people expected the Warner Bros. film would earn.
The aftershocks were felt overseas too: “San Andreas” opened in 60 international markets, earning $60 million, resulting in a worldwide total of $113.2 million.
With Carla Gugino on board, good word-of-mouth and a respectable “A-” Cinemascore grade, “San Andreas” should hold up well for the next couple of weeks. at least until “Jurassic World” hits theatres later this month.
To the surprise of no one, the bomb of the week was Cameron Crowe latest movie, “Aloha.” The movie was basically dead on arrival, and barely made it to an estimated $10 million from 2,815 theaters. On the bright side, if that $10 million holds once the final numbers are released, “Aloha” will actually open better than Crowe’s last film, 2011’s “We Bought a Zoo” ($9.3 million).
“Aloha” has a ton of bad press, bad reviews, and poor word-of-mouth. Don’t expect this movie to stay in theatres for much longer.