The playing field looks largely untouched this week. Aside from one new addition, the familiar players are still hanging around, with Trainwreck remaining at the top for another week. Hollywood’s newest go to for laughs – Amy Shcumer – has helped Judd Apatow’s latest earn another $2.1 million
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is still holding out at second spot, earning another $1.7 million. It still remains last next to the worldwide gross of its predecessors, but a few more solid weeks should move it up the ranks.
The only new film to open – The Man From U.N.C.L.E – has made $1.6 million in its opening week. Guy Ritchie’s return after a four year hiatus is… average to say the least. It made significantly less in its opening weekend in the US ($25 million) than Ritchie’s last film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) which made $39 million. And it’s a similar story here.
And Fantastic Four is still doing as poorly as expected. It earned another million in Australia last week but its domestic US gross is doing poorly. It has made $42 million in its first two weeks. For reference, the critically panned and god awful 2005 Fantastic Four film had made close to $80 million by this point. But on the flipside, Universal are celebrating in the US with another hit on their hands thanks to Straight Outta Compton. The NWA biopic is released in Australia next month, with stars and Ice Cube set to visit.
|#||Film Title||Distributor||Box Office|
|2||MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION||PARAMOUNT||1,718,730|
|3||THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.||WARNER BROS||1,624,483|
|4||THE FANTASTIC FOUR||FOX||1,058,852|
|5||LAST CAB TO DARWIN||ICON||1,019,906|
|7||DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’||MADMAN||315,726|
|8||INSIDE OUT||WALT DISNEY||191,105|
This week looks to be quite crowded, although not all of the new openers may make it to the top ten. Southpaw, Jake Gyllenhall’s boxing drama; Woody Allen’s newest Irrational Man; Video game adaptation Hitman: Agent 47 and the Ed Helms/Christina Applegate led Vacation all open in theaters on the 20th.
All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo.