Straight Outta Compton’s time at the top was short lived after Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials opening last week, but the N.W.A biopic is still going strong.
Indeed, The sequel to last years Maze Runner has fared slightly better in Australia in its opening weekend. It made $3.5 million, just beating out its predecessor which made $3.1 million. It’s yet to open in The States but it’s off to a great start.
Straight Outta Compton is doing just fine, sitting in second spot now with a solid $2.2 million. This is only the second film of F. Gary Gray’s to surpass $100 million domestically (The other being The Italian Job in 2003 which made $106 million). It could well and truly put him on the map as a sought after director.
Last weeks other new opener was Pixels. Despite some shoddy reviews (here’s ours), it was always going to do well at the box office, at least initially. It made $1.9 million here, adding to it’s worldwide gross of a pretty impressive $202 million. American audiences seem to less convinced – after 7 weeks it sits on a mere $75 million domestically.
Familiar titles are still rounding out the top 10, the most heart warming of which is Last Cab to Darwin, still pulling in some nice numbers totaling over $6 million now.
Vacation has finally succumb to its average reviews, dropping from number 3 to 10.
|#||Film Title||Distributor||Box Office|
|1||MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS||FOX||$3,564,203|
|2||STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON||UNIVERSAL||$2,246,620|
|4||A WALK IN THE WOODS||ENTERTAINMENT ONE||$333,692|
|7||RICKI AND THE FLASH||SONY PICTURES||$295,490|
|8||MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION||PARAMOUNT||$236,159|
|9||LAST CAB TO DARWIN||ICON||$223,066|
School Holidays are about to kick off so the family films are emerging. However there is no sign of Disney or Dreamworks. On the contrary, Australian audiences get some homegrown films to fill up their holidays. Classic cartoon Blinky Bill gets another shot on the silver screen, this time in CGI form; and Shane Jacobson stars in Oddball, the wonderful true story of the friendship between a dog and a penguin.
Never fear adults, there is one for you too. The gripping Everest also opens this week.
All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo.