IN THE SPOT­LIGHT

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Pho­tos and text from wire ser­vices This im­age re­leased by Warner Bros. shows Dwayne John­son in a scene from “Ram­page.” “Blockers,” with $10.3 mil­lion.

Also, af­ter a lim­ited re­lease, Wes An­der­son’s stop-mo­tion an­i­mated “Isle of Dogs” added 1,385 lo­ca­tions and took the No. 7 spot with $5 mil­lion. Chloe Zhao’s well-re­viewed in­die “The Rider” also de­buted this week­end in three the­aters with $45,268.

While the suc­cess of a hor­ror, es­pe­cially a mi­cro-bud­get one, isn’t a sur­prise for the in­dus­try, big bud­get films like “Ram­page” con­tinue to face a com­plex mar­ket­place. For box of­fice an­a­lysts like comS­core’s Paul Der­garabe­dian, “Ram­page’s” per­for­mance fits into the post-”Black Pan­ther” nar­ra­tive for most would-be block­busters that have fol­lowed the Marvel and Dis­ney phe­nom­e­non.

WARNER BROS. VIA AP

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