Australian Box Office Report: Dirty Grandpa proves it isn’t a one trick pony

It happened again. Despite negative reviews and a ridiculous premise, Dirty Grandpa has remained on top in its second week, earning AU$1.4 million.

The comedy has kept The Revenant to second place, the Oscar nominee being the only other film over AU$1 million this week.

Zoolander 2 had a pre-release, opening on 125 screens. The sequel to the 2001 comedy hit earned AU$922k on its limited opening and landed on third spot. Should be interesting to see how it goes on its official release.

Spotlight, assisted by its award season murmurings no doubt, has knocked Star Wars down to fifth spot as the space opera  finally drops under a million in Australia.

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 DIRTY GRANDPA ENTERTAINMENT ONE $1,499,095
2 THE REVENANT FOX $1,069,566
3 ZOOLANDER 2 PARAMOUNT $922,755
4 SPOTLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT ONE $762,503
5 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS WALT DISNEY $754,425
6 THE HATEFUL EIGHT ROADSHOW $697,994
7 THE CHOICE ROADSHOW $602,683
8 THE BIG SHORT PARAMOUNT $561,118
9 THE 5TH WAVE SONY PICTURES $470,863
10 SISTERS UNIVERSAL $384,245

In addition to Zoolander 2’s official opening, this week sees the highly anticipated Deadpool being released and best picture nominee Brooklyn. Our next report should be a good one!

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