San Andreas: 'Rock' Scores Biggest Debut as Leading Man

Flick pulls in $53.2M as Crowe's 'Aloha' flops
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2015 11:11 AM CDT
Dwayne Johnson as Ray in a scene from the action thriller, "San Andreas."   (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
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(Newser) San Andreas rumbled through theaters this weekend, pulling down $53.2 million in its wake and giving Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson his biggest debut as a leading man, notes the Hollywood Reporter. Cameron Crowe's Aloha, meanwhile, tanked in the No. 6 spot with $10 million amid critics' scorn. Rounding out the top five were Pitch Perfect 2 with $14.8 million; Tomorrowland with $13.8 million; Mad Max: Fury Road with $13.6 million; and Avengers: Age of Ultron with $10.9 million. The latter has now taken in a total of $1.32 billion. (Read more box office stories.)

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