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Dwayne Johnson just admitted one of his movies was a stinker!

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While he was celebrating the success of his recent film Rampage on Twitter, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson admitted that one of his previous movies was a ‘stinker’.

Johnson was responding to a tweet by review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes that certified Rampage as the highest rated video game movie on the site - it currently stands at a 50% ‘rotten’ - and he said that he should know, since he starred in the universally derided Doom.

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Doom, released in 2005, was a critical and commercial failure. It’s Rotten Tomatoes score is 19% and it failed to recoup its $60 million budget. The film was based on the first person shooter series of the same name, and starred Karl Urban and Rosamund Pike.

The official Twitter handle for Doom had a concise response to Johnson’s tweet. “Dwayne,” it read.

@TheRock
13 Apr
Wow! Very cool RAMPAGE news! Not pointing to the scoreboard yet, but it seems we may have finally broken the dreaded video game curse. And remember, I starred in the stinker “Doom” so I have lived thy curse 

Johnson sees Rampage’s mixed reception as a break in the video game curse. No film based on a video game has ever been received positively. The most successful adaptation of a game is 2016’s Warcraft, which made over $400 million worldwide. The previous record holder was Prince of Persia, whose massive $200 million budget meant that even a $300 million plus gross was seen as a disappointment.

The recent Assassin’s Creed and Tomb Raider adaptations received similarly mixed-negative reviews, with Tomb Raider being the more successful of the two.

Rampage is faring far better with audiences than with critics. The film received an ‘A-’ rating on CinemaScore, the service that tallies opening day audience responses based on a grade system. Johnson also tweeted about this a day later.

The film, made on a $120 million budget, will have to gross over $400 million worldwide to register a profit.

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