Australian Box Office Report: It’s war as Apes edges out Dunkirk

Whilst not opening to as much as last week’s no. 1 film, War For The Planet Of The Apes, the third in the franchise, managed to wipe out last week’s top flick in only its 2nd week in cinemas. War For The Planet Of The Apes earned $4.07m in its opening week, which just pushed last week’s no. 1 film, Dunkirk, into 2nd place, earning $3.92m this week. 

War For The Planet Of The Apes opened on 441 screens nationally, and, not far behind, in its second week, Dunkirk remains on 427 screens.

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES FOX 4,077,790
2 DUNKIRK WARNER BROS 3,927,759
3 BABY DRIVER SONY PICTURES 1,355,855
4 ANDRE RIEU’S 2017 MAASTRICHT CONCERT INDIES 1,119,227
5 SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING SONY PICTURES 1,058,906
6 DESPICABLE ME 3 UNIVERSAL 436,048
7 PARIS CAN WAIT TRANSMISSION 272,647
8 CARS 3 WALT DISNEY 206,338
9 VEKH BARAATAN CHALLIYAN MINDBLOWING FILMS 178,796
10 WONDER WOMAN WARNER BROS 166,442

Last week’s no. 2, Baby Driver, is now this week’s no. 3, earning $1.35m.  In three weeks, it has made over $10m and remains on 328 screens nationally.

Surprisingly (or maybe not surprisingly), in 4th place this week was Andre Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert.  It earned $1.11m in its debut week, and the film itself included an interview with Australia’s very own Richard Wilkins.  It knocked Despicable Me 3 out of 4th place, where it now sits at no. 6.

Another drop on the box office ladder came from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Last week, this title was at no. 3, and this week, earning $1.05m, it sits at no. 5.  Since it debuted in cinemas 4 weeks ago, it has earned nearly $24m.

This weekend sees the debut of action flick Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron.

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