We mentioned a while ago that disaster movies are so 90’s, but having “The Rock” on-board to save the day makes it worth our precious time to watch the buff actor in action. The Hollywood action movie star plays the hero in a brand new earthquake disaster movie titled “San Andreas“. The mega expensive flick raked in an impressive $53.2 million on its debut weekend in the domestic market, and rocked the foreign box office with an even better $60 million. The film raked in a whopping global total of $113.2 million!

Cheek out the First Trailer for ‘San Andreas’

'San Andreas' Breaks Records For Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at the Up Box Office

‘San Andreas’ Breaks Records For Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at the Up Box Office

This officially marks Dwayne’s highest-ever opening in a lead role, proving that his star quality has much to offer in terms of pulling moviegoers for big budget flicks. Fifty-one percent of ticket buyers were female and most of them were over the age of 25. I suppose most woman would appreciate an eye-full of “The Rock” as her takes on the end of the world in a tight fitting shirt.

The Brad Peyton-directed flick is followed by “Pitch Perfect 2” in second place with $14.8 million for its third weekend for a domestic total of $147.5 million. Disney’s disappointing “Tomorrowland” takes third place with approximately $13.8 million, while Tom Hardy’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” places fourth with an estimated $13.6 million. Rounding out the top five in its fifth weekend was “Avengers: Age of Ultron” with approximately $10.9 million.


Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  1. “San Andreas” – $53.2 million
  2. “Pitch Perfect 2” – $14.8 million
  3. “Tomorrowland” – $13.8 million
  4. “Mad Max: Fury Road” – $13.6 million
  5. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” – $10.9 million
  6. “Aloha” – $10 million
  7. “Poltergeist” – $7.8 million
  8. “Far from the Madding Crowd” – $1.42 million
  9. “Hot Pursuit” – $1.3 million
  10. “Home (2015)” – $1.1 million