In a rare box office misfire for Dwayne Johnson, his latest film Skyscraper has underperformed, with the film coming in under projects with $25.4 million in North America, placing it third in the weekend chart behind Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation ($44.2 million) and Ant-Man and the Wasp ($28.8 million).
Skyscraper marks Johnson’s lowest domestic opening weekend since Baywatch, which debuted with $18.5 million last year. However, that was an R-rated comedy with a budget of $69 million, compared to a $125 million budgeted disaster blockbuster.
Skyscraper didn’t fare much better internationally either, adding $40.4 million for a worldwide opening of just $65.9 million. Hotel Transylvania 3 meanwhile kicked off with $100.2 million worldwide, while Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp pushed its global haul to $283.7 million after two weekends.
Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building…above the fire line.
Skyscraper stars Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, Byron Mann, Hannah Quinlivan, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller and Chin Han.