Australian Box Office Report: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children wins for school holidays

Seems schoolkids – as well as parents and guardians – are really into the weird and wonderful, with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children topping the box office at $4 million this week.  It beat out The Secret Life of Pets , which took an impressive $3.3 million in its foutta week of release after being at number 1 last week, following a comeback.

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN FOX 4,008,240
2 THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS UNIVERSAL 3,308,564
3 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN SONY PICTURES 3,253,242
4 STORKS WARNER BROS 1,852,728
5 BRIDGET JONES’S BABY UNIVERSAL 1,786,639
6 SULLY ROADSHOW 1,150,311
7 PETE’S DRAGON WALT DISNEY 1,130,811
8 NERVE ROADSHOW 328,487
9 SNOWDEN WALT DISNEY 315,894
10 M.S. DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY MINDBLOWING FILMS 254,342

Another fan fave for the school holidays, Storks, took in $1.8 million but remains steady at number 4, where it was last week.  Pete’s Dragon, on the other hand, is inching further down the ladder, last week at no. 5 but this week at no. 7, taking in $1.1 million.

New to the top 10 and making a pretty good start was The Magnificent Seven, taking in $3.25 million.  Starring Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington, this may not be to schoolkid’s liking but those past HSC era will enjoy not just this as a Pratt vehicle but as an interesting film to note, as far as remakes go.

Unfortunately, Snowden, which has only been in cinemas for a fortnight, took a bit of a dive, going from no. 7 last week to no. 9 this week, taking in $315k at the box office.

Next week’s Box Office Report should see strong performances from the much anticipated Emily Blunt thriller, The Girl on the Train and Kurt Russell/Mark Wahlberg action flick, Deepwater Horizon.  

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