Australian Box Office Report: Justice League round out a very strong top 3 in cinema

Superheroes are likely to hang around the top 10 ladder at the box office, with the newest franchise from the DC Universe, Justice League, opening at no. 1 this week.  In its opening weekend, it made a superhuman $8.08m, and earned a screen average of $11,095.  Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are joined by Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, and are definitely giving the Marvel universe a run for their money (right now). 

Last week’s no. 1 film, Murder On The Orient Express, fell to no. 2 this week, earning $2.70m.  It remains on 335 screens nationally, and managed a screen average of $8,071.

The strong performances from the top 2 films helped make the weekend that passed the strongest since the premiere of Baby Driver and Spider-Man: Homecoming in July, when they both reached $4m each.

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 JUSTICE LEAGUE WARNER BROS 8,088,271
2 MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS FOX 2,703,915
3 THOR: RAGNAROK WALT DISNEY 2,006,995
4 BAD MOMS 2 ROADSHOW 1,069,934
5 JIGSAW STUDIOCANAL 218,362
6 LOUIS THEROUX: HEROIN TOWN SHARMILL 186,778
7 MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE MADMAN 153,850
8 THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER MADMAN 125,295
9 BLADE RUNNER 2049 SONY PICTURES 115,911
10 LOVING VINCENT MADMAN 103,447

Superhero fervour is still very much in play at the box office, as Thor: Ragnarok, last week’s no. 2 film, still performed strong this weekend and earned $2m.  After four weeks in theatres, it’s now reached the $30m in total earnings.  It remains on 380 screens nationwide.

Bad Moms 2 dropped one spot to fourth place this week, earning $1.06m at the box office. It’s made a little over $8m since its release two weeks ago.

Last week’s no. 4 film, Jigsaw, dropped a place this week as well, and earned $218k in the process.  After three weekends in cinemas, it’s made $2.32m overall.

This weekend, the slapstick comedy Daddy’s Home 2, starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell and their unlikely fathers played by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow, premieres in theatres and ushers in the silly season in a way only the end of the year could.

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