The Wall Street Journal: ‘Skyscraper’ stumbles as ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ tops weekend box office

The man many consider to be Hollywood’s biggest star took a tumble at the box office this weekend.

“Skyscraper,” starring Dwayne Johnson as a former FBI agent trying to rescue his family from a burning tower, opened to an estimated $25.5 million in the U.S. and Canada.

It was No. 3 at the domestic box office behind the animated “Hotel Transylvania 3,” with $44.1 million, and “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which on its second weekend in theaters grossed $28.8 million.

“Skyscraper” had a soft opening for an action movie that cost around $125 million to make and posted the second lowest start this decade for a “event” film starring Johnson, behind only last year’s flop “Baywatch,” which made its debut at $18.5 million.

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