Doctor Strange dominated the box office again for the second week in a row, taking in $3.70 million this week, despite only showing at 558 screens (it opened on 643 screens last week). This makes it Marvel’s 14th consecutive #1 movie.
In 2nd spot on the ladder is the Mel Gibson-directed Hacksaw Ridge, which premiered this week. It earned $1.60 million at the box office, and is an Australian coup for the project. It was filmed in New South Wales and Australian writer Andrew Knight (The Water Diviner, Fast Forward, Full Frontal) is co-writer.
Another new film to debut in the top 5 this week is the new Ben Affleck film, The Accountant. Earning $1.57 million at the box office, it however got a bit of a bad rap with reviewers but still managed a no. 3 spot on this week’s box office ladder.
|#||Film Title||Distributor||Box Office|
|1||DOCTOR STRANGE||WALT DISNEY||3,706,137|
|3||THE ACCOUNTANT||WARNER BROS||1,572,963|
|4||GIRL ON THE TRAIN||ENTERTAINMENT ONE||756,463|
|5||THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS||ENTERTAINMENT ONE||655,709|
|6||JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK||PARAMOUNT||534,325|
|7||KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES||FOX||294,151|
|8||OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL||UNIVERSAL||245,107|
|9||HELL OR HIGH WATER||MADMAN||190,317|
In contrast, Girl On The Train has dropped down to 4th on the ladder this week, slipping from 2nd spot last week and earning $756,000 . It has been available in cinemas for about 5 weeks now, and with the arrival of the Marvel juggernaut, it was surely time for it to slip a tad bit.
As mentioned last week, The Light Between Oceans did make a appearance in a significant way on the box office chart, sitting at no. 5 on the box office ladder and earning $655,000. Aside from co-stars Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, other talent to look out for in this production include Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson.
It will be interesting to see just how long Doctor Strange can hold onto its lead, and if there will be a passing of the torch for Hacksaw Ridge.