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.
|#||Film Title||Distributor||Box Office|
|1||DIRTY GRANDPA||ENTERTAINMENT ONE||$2,379,170|
|3||STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS||WALT DISNEY||$1,290,271|
|4||THE HATEFUL EIGHT||ROADSHOW||$1,267,202|
|7||THE 5TH WAVE||SONY PICTURES||$830,874|
|8||THE BIG SHORT||PARAMOUNT||$822,505|
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.