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 – which it should do with ease this week.
Opening strongly in Australia, as it did in the USA, is Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out. Starring British actor Daniel Kaluuya and Girls‘ Alison Williams, this film debuted at no. 2, and earned $1.89m, following on from huge critical praise.
|#||Film Title||Distributor||Box Office|
|1||GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2||WALT DISNEY||4,993,018|
|3||A DOG’S PURPOSE||ENTERTAINMENT ONE||1,204,721|
|4||THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS||UNIVERSAL||928,792|
|5||GOING IN STYLE||ROADSHOW||580,556|
|6||BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION (HINDI)||FORUM FILMS||534,562|
|7||BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (LIVE ACTION)||WALT DISNEY||447,205|
|8||THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE||ROADSHOW||289,150|
|9||BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION (TAMIL/ TELEGU/ MALAYALAM)||SOUTHERN STAR||253,045|
|10||THE CASE FOR CHRIST||CROSSROADS||238,073|
Also debuting strongly was feelgood flick A Dog’s Purpose, which, at no. 3, made $1.20m. Directed by renowned Swedish director Lasse Hallström, it is about, yes, a dog’s purpose. It beat former no. 3 Beauty and the Beast out of its spot (it earned $447k this week), where it’s now at no. 7. Fun fact: both A Dog’s Purpose and Beauty and the Beast feature Josh Gad.
The other title to fall out of top 3 favour is The Fate Of The Furious. It made $928k this week, and, thanks to Get Out‘s strong debut at no. 2, this has slipped to no. 4 and is now playing on 292 screens nationwide, compared to 426 last week.
Going in Style ($580k) and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion ($253k) remain consistent at nos. 5 and 6 respectively.
Alien: Covenant premieres this weekend, and should shake up the top 3 yet again.
All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo