He’s one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, both literally and figuratively, so any film Dwayne Johnson stars in is bound to clean up at the box office – much like his latest blockbuster San Andreas.
The disaster movie, set in Los Angeles, took in an incredible $114 million worldwide in its opening weekend, far out-performing all earlier predictions and blowing all its competitors out of the water.
In comparison, Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone’s new comedy Aloha could only manage to muster $10 million domestically (US), far below the $50 million secured by San Andreas domestically.
The extensive box office receipts make San Andreas the most successful film to star Johnson so far…at least as the sole star of the film – Furious 7 (2015) remains his most successful film to date, though he was part of an enemble cast including Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.
The news will come as a great relief to Johnson considering his last big-budget outing, Hercules(2014) under-performed badly – barely breaking even and incurring the wrath of film critics the world over.
San Andreas in playing in the UK now in 2D, 3D and Real D 3D.