School holiday cinema viewing has been kind to Kingsman: The Golden Circle, where it sat at no. 1 for the second straight week, following its strong debut last week. This weekend, it made $3.60m, and has already made $12.08m to date nationally.
Another strong school holiday performer was The Emoji Movie. This week it made $2.18m, bumping it up from 3rd place last week to 2nd place this week. Box office earnings across the board were up 41% from last week.
|#||Film Title||Distributor||Box Office|
|1||KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE||FOX||3,606,125|
|2||THE EMOJI MOVIE||SONY PICTURES||2,185,817|
|3||CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE||FOX/DREAMWORKS||1,598,526|
|6||THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE||WARNER BROS||1,082,216|
|7||VICTORIA AND ABDUL||UNIVERSAL||867,239|
|8||BATTLE OF THE SEXES||FOX||784,195|
|10||JUDWAA 2||MINDBLOWING FILMS||196,170|
Kids (and whoever drove them to the movies) pushed Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 65% further up the box office ladder. Last week it was at no. 5, and this week, earning $1.59m, it’s now at no. 3. It was also helped along by an additional 34 screens showing the film nationally (now at 324 screens nationally).
But what comes up must come down, and the previous big earner, It, has dropped from no. 2 last week to no. 4 this week. Making $1.43m this week, it now sits on 297 screens nationally. But don’t worry – it’s made $21.26m since its debut 4 weeks ago.
The remake of Flatliners (originally released in 1990 and starring Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts) was the best of the new entries, landing in the top 5 on the box office ladder in its debut. At no. 5, it made $1.12m, earning a screen average of $4,922 across 228 screens. This time, it stars Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev. Battle of the Sexes, meanwhile, opened in 7th position with $784,195. The film didn’t receive a massive cinema release, but should stick around for a few weeks in spite of its low entry, thanks to warm reviews and a well liked cast (Emma Stone and Steve Carrell).
Blade Runner 2049 is the big entry into the market this week – we’d expect that to hit the top of the list comfortably, but come back next week to find out!
All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo.