Australian Box Office Report: Dirty Grandpa outgrosses blockbusters

Well that was unexpected. Even though the contenders here have all been out for multiple weeks, I don’t think anyone saw the Zac Efron/ Robert Deniro comedy Dirty Grandpa beating out a pile of big films for top spot.

But alas, despite universally bad reviews (including ours!), it made AU$2.3 million in its opening week but had a slightly less impressive debut in America, earning US$11 million and ranking fourth.

Now The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Hateful Eight are all still fighting for their place. The Revenant is still coasting along nicely with AU$1.5 million but it’s Star Wars that seems to have the most legs, still earning AU$1.2 million in it’s seventh week.
Spotlight, which is featured quite heavily among Oscar talk this year has debuted in Australia with AU$895k, rounding out the top five and pushing Goosebumps down to sixth.
# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 DIRTY GRANDPA ENTERTAINMENT ONE $2,379,170
2 THE REVENANT FOX $1,568,446
3 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS WALT DISNEY $1,290,271
4 THE HATEFUL EIGHT ROADSHOW $1,267,202
5 SPOTLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT ONE $895,991
6 GOOSEBUMPS ROADSHOW $872,582
7 THE 5TH WAVE SONY PICTURES $830,874
8 THE BIG SHORT PARAMOUNT $822,505
9 SISTERS UNIVERSAL $723,784
10 DADDY’S HOME PARAMOUNT $513,271

Quiet week this week in regard to new releases so it should be interesting to see how the deck is stacked in the next report.

All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo.