– USA Today published an article about The Rock and his box office power. The article notes that the success of GI Joe: Retaliation has “cemented his reputation as the guy who can boost or sustain movie franchises.”
“People keep asking, ‘Where’s the next new action star coming from?’ Well, he’s already here. You plug in Dwayne Johnson, and he seems to automatically bring in a big audience,” said Hollywood.com box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian.
USA Today’s article also contains quotes from The Rock about his upcoming film, Pain & Gain.
– Monday’s loaded WWE RAW, which featured the final WrestleMania 29 hype and appearances by The Rock, The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Triple H, and Shawn Michaels, helped the show do a Trendrr.tv social media score of 306,530. This was up 6% from last week (288,262) and made RAW that #1 most socially active show on cable for the night. RAW finished only behind The Voice on NBC.