• Dwayne Johnson's Skyscraper Projected for Less-Than-Towering Domestic Opening

    8 days ago - By Screen Rant

    Dwayne Johnson may be one of the most bankable stars on the planet, but even he can't help Skyscraper 's bad box office projections. The film, which also stars Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, and Noah Taylor, opens this Friday, July 13. It's already producing superstitious jokes about the opening day, since the film isn't being very well received. Skyscraper , the fifth directorial effort from Rawson Marshall Thurber, finds Johnson playing former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford. The plot centers on a father who goes out of his way to save his family from a...
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  • ‘Skyscraper' to Have Shaky Box Office Start for Dwayne Johnson

    ‘Skyscraper' to Have Shaky Box Office Start for Dwayne Johnson

    8 days ago - By The Wrap

    As we move into the second half of the summer, the box office is expected to slow down after the best ever quarter in industry history. That drop starts this weekend, as Universal's “Skyscraper” and Sony Pictures Animation's “Hotel Transylvania 3” open against a second-weekend “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”
    Both films are projected by analysts to open in the $35-40 million range domestically and contend against “Wasp” for the No. 1 spot, with “Hotel Transylvania” opening at 4,200 locations and “Skyscraper” opening on 3,700.
    But that won't be enough for “Skyscraper,” with its reported $120 million...
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