Australian Box Office Report: Doctor Strange tops box office again for the third week in a row

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange topped the box office ladder again this week, making it the third time in a row it’s been at the no. 1 spot.  Although faced with tough competition from two Amy Adams films, both debuting in the top five, the Marvel film still generated $2.57 million in ticket sales this week.

The most successful of Adams’ new films this week was the sci-fi thriller Arrival, making its debut at the box office with $2.17 million in sales.

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 DOCTOR STRANGE WALT DISNEY 2,577,000
2 ARRIVAL ROADSHOW 2,171,857
3 HACKSAW RIDGE ICON 1,318,043
4 THE ACCOUNTANT WARNER BROS 1,159,509
5 NOCTURNAL ANIMALS UNIVERSAL 607,593
6 THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS ENTERTAINMENT ONE 529,750
7 GIRL ON THE TRAIN ENTERTAINMENT ONE 469,782
8 JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK PARAMOUNT 280,970
9 KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES FOX 137,491
10 DOCTOR WHO: THE POWER OF THE DALEKS SHARMILL 128,834

Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge dropped from no. 2 last week to no. 3 this week, earning $1.31 million at the box office, whilst Ben Affleck’s film, The Accountant, dropped from no. 3 last week to no. 4 this week, earning $1.5 million at the box office.

The second of Amy Adams’ films to debut in the top five was Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, showing us that style and substance can go hand in hand.  Although only earning $607k, it did debut at no. 5 on the box office ladder, and has gained some pretty good reviews.

Interestingly, the animated special Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks gained the no. 10 spot on the box office (with $128k in ticket sales) ahead of its Season 10 (new era) Christmas special in December, with a day of special screenings around the country.

All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo

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