"San Andreas" rumbled to a $54.6-million debut in the U.S. and Canada, according to final studio estimates released on Monday.
Going into the weekend, the earthquake disaster film was tracking to make about $40 million.
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"San Andreas" marks Johnson's highest-grossing opening as a solo lead. Last week, hundreds of people lined up on Hollywood Boulevard to see the star at the premiere, where he rolled up in a fire truck. The actor has a whopping 8.7 million followers on Twitter.
"Whenever you exceed expectations in this world, you have to feel good about it," Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution, told The Times on Sunday. "This movie is going to have some strong legs."