Australian Box Office Report: Fantastic Beasts weaves its magic for the fourth consecutive week

It seems there’s no stopping Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, which topped the Box Office chart again for the fourth week in a row, hauling in $2.21 million.  It’s tipped to be 2016’s sixth highest grossing film.  Only Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Finding Dory  managed to take the no. 1 spot four weeks in a row.

Trolls also remained steady at no. 2, earning $2.17 million at the box office, about 14% down from last week.  

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM WARNER BROS 2,216,619
2 TROLLS FOX 2,175,359
3 OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY ENTERTAINMENT ONE 2,108,694
4 UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS SONY PICTURES 750,352
5 HACKSAW RIDGE ICON 484,524
6 ARRIVAL ROADSHOW 428,909
7 DOCTOR STRANGE WALT DISNEY 304,753
8 THE FOUNDER ROADSHOW 295,193
9 THE ACCOUNTANT WARNER BROS 160,023
10 YOUR NAME MADMAN 117,755

Just in time for the silly season, Office Christmas Party has debuted on the ladder in 3rd place, taking in $2.10 million in its first week.  Starring Jason Bateman and Olivia Munn,  it rounds out the top 3 movies to generate over $2 million this week, making it the first time since Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Secret Life of Pets and The Magnificent Seven did as well together in October.

Unfortunately, Underworld: Blood Wars, in only its second week at the box office, has dropped to 4th spot this week and earned just $750k.  However, Hacksaw Ridge has jumped up the ladder; last week it sat at no. 7, this week, at no. 5 (earning  $484k), no doubt bouyed by its success at the AACTAs.

Coming up this week is the highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which will probably knock the top 5 titles off their kilter slightly.  Ok, not slightly.  A lot.  This will probably end the Harry Potter world’s reign.

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

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