Box Office Report

Australian Box Office Report: Justice League outperforms Daddy’s Home 2 at the top

November 29, 2017

It’s been another great week for Justice League as it tops the box office for the second week in a row, making $3.34m this weekend. Since its debut in theatres, the film, which was reasonably unloved by critics, has made $13.37m nationally.   This meant that this week’s big release, Daddy’s Home 2, debuted in 2nd place. The original film premiered in […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Justice League round out a very strong top 3 in cinema

November 23, 2017

Superheroes are likely to hang around the top 10 ladder at the box office, with the newest franchise from the DC Universe, Justice League, opening at no. 1 this week.  In its opening weekend, it made a superhuman $8.08m, and earned a screen average of $11,095.  Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are joined by Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, and are […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Murder on the Orient Express arrives in 1st place

November 15, 2017

This week’s box office charts saw a strong opening weekend for Murder On The Orient Express, which went straight to no. 1, earning $3.85m.  This Kenneth Branagh-directed adaptation of the the Agatha Christie mystery classic premiered on 333 screens nationally, and managed an impressive screen average of $11,565. Hot on its caboose was last week’s no. 1 film, Thor: Ragnarok, in […]

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Australian Box Office Report: The mighty Thor: Ragnarok remains at the top of box office

November 7, 2017

Although this film’s earnings were down 34% from last week’s whopper of a weekend opener, the mighty Thor: Ragnorak still managed to take in $6.68m at the box office this week, and hold onto the no. 1 spot for the second week in a row.  Thor, Loki and Co. can still be seen on 781 screens nationally. This one […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Thor: Ragnarok smashes its way to the top

November 1, 2017

Hooray for Kiwi director Taika Waititi and his leadership in taking the Marvel franchise (at least, just this part of it) into a fresh and fun direction! Leading and supporting cast worked their superhero muscles off to take Thor: Ragnarok straight to no. 1 at the box office in its opening weekend.  It made a mind-boggling $10.13m, […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Geostorm narrowly avoids disaster in slow box office week

October 24, 2017

Good news for Geostorm, starring our Abbie Cornish and someone else’s Gerard Butler.  In its premiere weekend, it narrowly avoided disaster, coming out on top with just $1.53m in earnings.   This pushed Blade Runner 2049 to the no. 2 spot for the first time since it debuted in cinemas three weeks ago.  It made $1.42m at the box office, […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Blade Runner 2049 cuts through to top spot

October 10, 2017

While its numbers weren’t quite as strong in the US as was expected, Blade Runner 2049, the follow-up to Ridley Scott‘s 1982 film, sits comfortably in  its opening week in Australia at no. 1, earning $4.52m, with a screen average of $9,093 across 498 screens.  It’s a fan favourite for both cinema-goers and critics alike – we’ve already […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Kingsman debuts in golden spot

September 28, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle made a phenomenal debut at the box office, taking in $5.71m and sitting in top spot this week.  This cinema debut was the best since It opened with $7.46m.  Kingsman: The Golden Circle also managed a screen average of a whopping $14,116 across 405 screens. Still hot over the weekend was It, earning $2.41m and sitting in 2nd place.  […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Clowns and Emojis make strange bedfellows at the top

September 20, 2017

It turns out that Aussies like having the crap scared out of them, as for the second week in a row, It sits at no. 1 at the box office, this week taking in $4.99m.  It has made $14.71m since it’s opening week, the best double weekend earnings since Spider-Man: Homecoming. Having said that, it looks like […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Fear and fright win the week as IT floats over the competition

September 13, 2017

After some pretty dismal weeks in earnings at the box office, cinemas nationwide are welcoming this week’s no. 1 film, the remake of Stephen King’s classic novel (and reason why so many kids in the 80s hated clowns), It.  Opening on  548 screens nationally, it made a phenomenal $7.46m in its opening weekend, and was the biggest […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Hitman’s Bodyguard aims dead-on for no. 1 spot at the box office

September 8, 2017

Whilst not exactly top-notch cinematic fare, the Ryan Reynolds/Samuel L. Jackson action film The Hitman’s Bodyguard shot to no. 1 in its premiere week at the box office, earning $2.33m in the process. It beat out last week’s no. 1, American Made, which now sits at no. 2 on the box office ladder.  In its second week in cinemas, it made $1.52m […]

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Australian Box Office Report: American Made tops list, beats Annabelle to no. 1 position

August 30, 2017

After an impressive two weeks in the top spot, horror film Annabelle: Creation was ousted from its prime position by the new Tom Cruise action/comedy American Made.  The filmed debuted in cinemas by earning $2.13m in its opening weekend, while Annabelle: Creation pulled in a not-too-shabby $911k.  Our reviewer called this week’s no. 1 film a “a welcome return to […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Annabelle: Creation still thrills audience in its 2nd week in cinemas

August 25, 2017

Audiences are still into creepy dead-eyed children’s toys, so Annabelle: Creation stays in the no.1  spot for the 2nd week in a row.  Earning $1.52m this week, it has also made $4.58m since its theatrical debut in theatres. New to the box office this week is the Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba sci-fi The Dark Tower.  Based on the Stephen […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Annabelle: Creation makes a thrilling debut at the box office

August 17, 2017

Looks like audiences are down for creepy possessed dolls! In its debut weekend in cinemas, Annabelle: Creation, the prequel to the Annabelle storyline from 2014, shot straight to no. 1 and earned $2.28m in the process.  It generated a screen average of $9,903 across its 231 screens nationally. Annabelle: Creation beat out last week’s no. 1 to push it […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Dunkirk fights its way back to the top after slower weekend in cinemas

August 8, 2017

Dunkirk, in its third week in cinemas, has climbed back up to the no. 1 spot, after dropping last week to no. 2 when War For The Planet Of The Apes debuted.  Dunkirk has earned $2.69m this week, and has so far made a very tidy sum of $16.46m.   In 2nd place, War For The Planet Of […]

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Australian Box Office Report: It’s war as Apes edges out Dunkirk

August 3, 2017

Whilst not opening to as much as last week’s no. 1 film, War For The Planet Of The Apes, the third in the franchise, managed to wipe out last week’s top flick in only its 2nd week in cinemas. War For The Planet Of The Apes earned $4.07m in its opening week, which just pushed last week’s no. 1 […]

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Australian Box Office Report: WWII epic Dunkirk tops box office this week

July 25, 2017

Director Christopher Nolan’s eagerly awaited WWII epic, Dunkirk, shot to the top of the box office charts in its debut week.  It earned $6.0m, and got rave reviews from our reviewer.  It’s currently screening across 292 theatres nationally, including six 70mm screens and 1 IMAX screen, where it grossed $234k and $180k, respectively.  Dunkirk takes over the top […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Spider-Man: Homecoming sticks to the top of the chart

July 18, 2017

It’s been a good fortnight for Spider-Man: Homecoming.  Debuting in cinemas last week, it remains at the top of the box office ladder for the 2nd week in a row.  This week it has posted $4.92m in earnings.  Although it’s about half of what it opened with last week (a little over $10m), it still screened […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Spider-Man: Homecoming swings in with an impressive debut

July 12, 2017

Tom Holland takes over the spidey suit from Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield and it seems the world loves him for it. In its box office debut, Spider-Man: Homecoming made a whopping $10.13m, earning almost double the last Spider-Man’s opening week take (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014). It earned $2.8 million on its opening day alone. To put it into […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Despicable Me 3 regains top spot for school holidays

July 4, 2017

Seems that you can’t keep a good Gru down, as Despicable Me 3, last week’s 2nd place title on the box office ladder, has regained its no. 1 spot, making $3.42m in the process. Earnings slipped this week by 3%, but was added to 10 more screens nationally for the school holiday period. As a result, last […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Transformers tops a crowded film franchise chart

June 27, 2017

It’s a sign of the times that the school holidays (and the USA’s summer blockbuster season) are upon us, as Transformers: The Last Knight tops the chart this week, making $4.46m in the process. It’s not a particularly impressive sum, however – the amount is the smallest opening weekend for a #1 film since King Arthur: Legend […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Despicable Me 3 takes the lead as Wonder Woman tops $20 million

June 20, 2017

This week, Gru and his minions beat out Wonder Woman and her Lasso of Truth, as new release Despicable Me 3 takes the lead and premieres at no. 1, earning $5.89m in the process.   Wonder Woman dropped to no. 2, but not without earning $3.35m in the process.  It’s now made over $20m nationally since debuting a fortnight […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Wonder Woman tops the charts again with a higher per-screen average

June 14, 2017

Wonder Woman took the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row, earning $5.70m.  Its screen average was $13,589, up more than $2k per screen from its opening weekend – something almost unheard of for “blockbuster” film; a testament to the incredible buzz around the film. Don’t expect it to fall […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Wonder Woman conquers the box office, breaking records along the way

June 7, 2017

After much anticipation, a few misogynistic reports from international screenings and a genuine “please don’t f**k this up” vibe by keen DCEU fans (probably reeling from the Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice debacle), Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, opened this weekend and promptly moved up to top spot on the box office chart, earning $6.76m. […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sails to top spot

May 30, 2017

The fifth film in the Pirates franchise lived up to expectations, earning $5.88m at the box office in its opening weekend and shooting straight to no. 1.  Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales  is also the best performing opening for a film since Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 opening at the beginning of May with $8.61m. […]

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Australian Box Office Report: King Arthur reigns supreme with box office takings

May 23, 2017

It supposedly didn’t do as well as expected in its opening week in the USA, but Australians haven’t been quite so tough on King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword.  In its first appearance at the Australian box office, it earned $2.32m.  That’s not to say it’s been hugely successful here.  Its performance at the box office so far has […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Alien: Covenant takes the lead from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

May 16, 2017

It’s been a pretty big opening weekend for at least two new release films, which both occupy the top two spots on the box office ladder this week. Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant opened this weekend and promptly took over the no. 1 spot (last week held by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) , earning $3.95m in its […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Guardians remain leaders of the Galaxy for the second week in a row

May 10, 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 topped the box office ladder again this week, taking in $4.99m in earnings.  The only steady title in the top three, it’s already earned $23.06m since it premiered on Anzac Day, and is set to overtake the first Guardians of the Galaxy if it can make a total of $27m – […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 leaves Fate of the Furious behind

May 2, 2017

It’s no surprise that the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 performed so well.  The first film, which opened in 2014, became the 6th best grossing film of its year.  The sequel took in $8.61m in this week, but advance screenings went way back to the Anzac Day opening last week, so its actual total […]

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Australian Box Office Report: The Fate of the Furious retains no. 1 spot

April 25, 2017

It seems there’s no roadblocks for The Fate of the Furious, which remains in the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row.  This week, it earned $4.96m, down considerably from its opening week last week when it earned $10.07m.  This is also due to the overlap of the school holiday period, and […]

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