skyscraper box office tracking

Skyscraper is aiming for some sky-high box office numbers. The early box office tracking numbers suggest that the Dwayne Johnson movie could become the highest-grossing original live-action movie of 2018. Not just of the summer — of the entirety of 2018.

Those are some towering box office expectations for the Rawson Marshall Thurber-helmed movie, but it’s something that the action film could potentially, maybe pull off.

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skyscraper trailer

At this point, we know the gist of what happens in Dwayne Johnson‘s latest movie, Skyscraper. The Rock is working at the highest tower in the world, that tower gets set on fire, and he must save his family from certain death and fight off some terrorists. It’s a mash-up of Die Hard and The Towering Inferno. Dwayne Johnson jumps a lot.

But the latest Skyscraper trailer knows what we really want to see: one of the most suspenseful scenes from the movie, played out in full.

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skyscraper featurette

It’s no secret that action thrillers like Die Hard and The Towering Inferno are heavy influences on this summer’s new Dwayne Johnson action movie Skyscraper. But a new Skyscraper featurette explains exactly how the new movie differs from the action disaster dramas that came before it.

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skyscraper trailer

Not content with simply watching Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fight giant flying wolves and genetically mutated gorillas? Can’t wait for the more “grounded” Fast and Furious spin-off movies starring Johnson and Jason Statham? Well, Hollywood’s hardest-working actor has got you covered. The new Skyscraper trailer promotes Johnson’s latest film, whose premise boils down to “the Rock vs. giant thing.” And in this case, that giant thing is a building.

Never one to slack off on his hectic filming schedule, Johnson is about to pump out another high-octane action film that will be sure to satiate all your summer blockbuster needs. And from the looks of the latest Skyscraper trailer, it does all that and more.

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Skyscraper trailer

Update: After the Super Bowl TV spot, Universal debuted the full Skyscraper trailer on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Check it out below, and our original article follows.

Nothing can stop Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, not even a really, really big building. In Skyscraper, Johnson plays a muscular man who assesses security for skyscrapers. As bad luck would have it, some nefarious fiend has set the tallest building in the world on fire, and framed Johnson for the deed. Big mistake. The Skyscraper Super Bowl spot shows off all this blockbuster madness as we wait for a full trailer later tonight.

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Skyscraper poster

Why yes, that is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson attempting to leap from a giant crane into a shattered open window of a huge building. And no, his new summer blockbuster Skyscraper is not set in the same universe as the Fast and Furious movies (that we know of). This is an entirely separate action film in which an outlandish decision like this is justified and rewarded, and I can’t wait to see if the Super Bowl trailer that’s coming this weekend lives up to the preposterous promise this poster holds.

Take a look at the full-size Skyscraper poster below, because it somehow gets even more ridiculous when you see the entire thing.
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dwayne johnson gym

You may have read about Dwayne Johnson‘s insane workout routine that starts from the wee hour of 5:00 a.m. and involves 40,000 pounds of workout equipment. But when Johnson is on a movie set — which he is a lot — how does he maintain his arduous workout routine? By bringing the gym to him, of course. You can’t look like the Rock without rocking a small portable gym that offers the full services of a proper recreational center.

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Skyscraper synopsis

Here’s something I didn’t see coming: Scream star Neve Campbell has signed on to star in Skyscraper, the new Dwayne Johnson-led action film from Dodgeball and Central Intelligence director Rawson Marshall Thurber. Plus, there’s a new synopsis that fills in a bit more of the movie’s plot, which involves Johnson’s character’s quest to rescue his family from a burning building.
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skyscraper movie

On the surface, a report about Dwayne Johnson signing on to star in another big action movie is about as unsurprising as movie news can get. Of course The Rock has joined another new movie because that’s what The Rock does – he fills every square inch of his available schedule with another movie he wants to shoot. However, it’s the little details that make Skyscraper sound like an interesting project to keep your eye on. Not because of plot (details are scarce), but because this is one of those films that sounds like it will be carefully constricted to appeal to an international audience. This is what the future of mainstream moviemaking looks like.

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