Box Office Report: Leo and Marty Re-Take Box Office Crown

Wolf-of-Wall-Street

It is rare that a film returns to the #1 spot at the box office, and it is even rarer that the film is an R-rated three hour crime epic about stock brokers. But Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street has reclaimed the top spot from the RoboCop remake, which debuted last week. Wolf has been an incredible success, having already become Scorsese’s most successful film, and it will likely continue its impressive run for a few more weeks at least.

Four new films make their appearance in the chart: teen romance Endless Love, the terribly-titled comedy Are We Officially Dating?, fairy tale romance Winter’s Tale and awards pic Dallas Buyers Club. Of the four, the film most likely to stick around is Dallas Buyers Club. The film stars Matthew McConaughey as an AIDS patient who revolutionised the availability of AIDS medication in the 80s. McConaughey and co-star Jared Leto have both been receiving an incredible amount of awards and praise for their performances, and the film’s popularity should increase in the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards.

 
FILM
DISTRIBUTOR
BOX OFFICE
1
The Wolf of Wall Street
ROADSHOW
$1,994,742
2
RoboCop
SONY PICTURES
$1,683,446
3
Last Vegas
UNIVERSAL
$1,499,450
4
Endless Love
UNIVERSAL
$1,079,076
5
Are We Officially Dating?
STUDIOCANAL
$959,674
6
12 Years a Slave
ICON
$598,823
7
Winter’s Tale
WARNER BROS
$552,003
8
The Book Thief
FOX
$439,103
9
Dallas Buyers Club
PINNACLE FILMS
$403,591
10
Frozen
WALT DISNEY
$358,863

The major release for this week is horror sequel Wolf Creek 2. The film should do quite well in Australia, given that it is the sequel to a successful home-grown film, and horror fans have been relatively starved of any movie options over the past few weeks. Alexander Payne’s Nebraska is also released this week. The film has been nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, as well as receiving a Best Actor nod for the comeback performance of its star, Bruce Dern. The film should do quite well with art house audiences.

All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

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