China Box Office Propels ‘Skyscraper’ to $75 Million Overseas

Can China save “Skyscraper” from collapsing at the box office? Dwayne Johnson’s disaster drama collected $ 75 million internationally this weekend, propelled by a $ 45 million bow in China. Along with $ 11 million this weekend in North America, “Skyscraper” has pocketed $ 176.8 million globally. The film, which is set in Hong Kong and features a number […]



Hotel Transylvania 3 Tops Weekend Box Office While Skyscraper Falls Flat

(LOS ANGELES) — “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper,” in the dust.

Sony Pictures estimates Sunday that the animated family movie earned $ 44.1 million from North American theaters.

It easily beat out Johnson’s “Skyscraper,” which remained earthbound in its first weekend in North America. The Universal Pictures film brought in only $ 25.5 million domestically. “Skyscraper” cost a reported $ 125 million to produce.

Second place went to Disney and Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which brought in an additional $ 28.8 million in its second weekend, down 62 percent from last week.

And the coming of age film “Eighth Grade” scored top marks in limited release with $ 252,284 from four theaters.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on why ‘Skyscraper’ and its family focus was special to him

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This Rotten Week: Predicting Skyscraper And Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Reviews

The summer just wouldn’t be complete without getting Dwayne Johnson in the middle of as many explosions as can fit in 103 minutes – and this week we get not only that, but also a return to the animated world of a blood-sucking hotel owner.__

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Watch Thrilling New ‘Skyscraper’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Watch Thrilling New 'Skyscraper' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know

Update: The third trailer for Skyscraper has just dropped, and it looks spectacular, thrilling, and very, very dangerous. If it reminds you of past movies that starred Bruce Willis and Paul Newman, Dwayne Johnson acknowledges that Die Hard and The Towering Inferno "are two classic movies that inspired me and generations, and became the inspiration" for the new film.

We can definitely see that in the new trailer. Watch it below, then scroll down to read our previous post on all we…

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Watch Dwayne Johnson in Exclusive ‘Skyscraper’ Video With Director Commentary

Watch Dwayne Johnson in Exclusive 'Skyscraper' Video With Director Commentary

A military veteran and former FBI agent, Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) thought he had seen it all. Now a private security consultant, he is brought to China to assess a new skyscraper, the tallest in the world. When a fire breaks out, he is framed for the crime, but is nonetheless determined to save his family, trapped in the building above the fire line.

In our exclusive video from Skyscraper, director Rawson Marshall Thurber breaks down one of the film's most memorable moments, which…

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Watch Dwayne Johnson in New ‘Skyscraper’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Watch Dwayne Johnson in New 'Skyscraper' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know

Dwayne Johnson is on a terrific roll right now. He's developed a likable big-screen presence and has chosen projects that allow him to shine as a heroic leading man. While he's not afraid of roles that poke self-aware fun at his macho reputation — witness Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle — he's equally happy to embrace stereotypes, as long as they have feature some twists and turns to familiar formulas.

That appears to be the case with Skyscraper. Sure, he's a heroic leading…

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Dwayne Johnson Reteaming With ‘Skyscraper’ Director for ‘Red Notice’

Dwayne Johnson Reteaming With 'Skyscraper' Director for 'Red Notice'

Everyone wants to work with Dwayne Johnson right now. That's understandable most of the time, but  we're in the wake of his phenomenal sucess with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which just became the actor's highest-grossing movie domestically (without adjustment for inflation) and is also now his third-best worldwide. 

Proving his popularity in Hollywood is the news from Deadline that another tentpole project saw heated bidding from nearly all the studios before…

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