Australian Box Office Report: Scott & Damon put light years between their competitors

The Martian has settled in nicely at top spot, earning a cool $4.5 million last week. The space flick is currently sitting on a $232 million worldwide gross but it still has some catching up to do to beat Gravity, its space brethren released in October of 2013.

Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway have taken The Intern to great heights. The comedy is doing great numbers in second spot with $1.4 million, managing to stave off the debut of the Johnny Depp led Black Mass. No slouch itself however, the crime drama entered the fray at 3rd spot, earning $1.1 million.

Oddball has dropped off a tad but is still doing very impressive figures for an Australian family film, weeks removed from school holidays. Its most recent $730k has contributed to Australia’s best year for its local box office. Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming article on this milestone.

Elsewhere, Miss You Already which also debuted last week, has made its mark at 6th spot, pulling in just over half a million dollars.

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 THE MARTIAN FOX $4,516,183
2 THE INTERN WARNER BROS $1,498,196
3 BLACK MASS WARNER BROS $1,129,018
4 ODDBALL ROADSHOW $730,187
5 PAN WARNER BROS $612,201
6 MISS YOU ALREADY ENTERTAINMENT ONE $580,233
7 PIXELS SONY PICTURES $509,979
8 SICARIO ROADSHOW $423,469
9 EVEREST UNIVERSAL $395,225
10 MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS FOX $393,544

This week marks the release of a few contenders.

First up is Legend starring Tom Hardy. The film has received much praise (including a 5 star review by us!); The Walk, Robert Zemekis’ new film with Joseph Gordon-Levitt; and Crimson Peak, Guillermo Del Toro’s newest horror flick starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston.

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