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 been the least successful of any no. 1 film this year. As a point of comparison, box office hit Lion opened on fewer screens than Guy Ritchie’s newest flick, but still managed to perform better.
Last week’s no. 1, Alien: Covenant, dropped down to no. 2 this week, earning $1.98m. Box office takings dropped 50% this week, but this will probably still remain in the top 5 for a another fortnight or so.
|#||Film Title||Distributor||Box Office|
|1||KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD||ROADSHOW||2,326,536|
|3||GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2||WALT DISNEY||1,907,742|
|4||JOHN WICK: CHAPTER TWO||STUDIOCANAL||1,829,123|
|6||A DOG’S PURPOSE||ENTERTAINMENT ONE||692,850|
|9||THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS||UNIVERSAL||167,845|
|10||THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE||ROADSHOW||138,962|
Whilst two titles this week were jostling for top spot, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 remains steady in 3rd place, earning $1.90m at the box office. In the five weeks it’s been in cinemas, it’s already made nearly $30m, and although it’s now on 111 less screens nationally, it’s still going strong.
New to the box office this week is John Wick: Chapter 2. Sitting in 4th spot in its debut week, it earned $1.82m and has already performed better in Australia than the first film. It stars Keanu Reeves and glamazon Ruby Rose.
Other titles on the list have had quite significant movements within their top 5-10 placings. A Dog’s Purpose, previously at no. 4, earned $692k this week and dropped to no. 6. Similarly, Get Out, which earned $547k this week, dropped from 5th to 8th position.
The most dramatic drop in the top 5 was Amy Schumer’s Snatched. Premiering in 2nd spot last week, it has since dropped to 5th place, earning a still impressive $1.62m.
Next week, with limited incoming competition, and King Arthur unlikely to strike gold twice, we should see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at the top of the list.
All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo