Australian Box Office Report: Star Trek goes above and beyond

The all-female reboot of Ghostbusters spent one week at the top, with Star Trek: Beyond taking the throne this week.

Beyond had the lowest opening of the trilogy domestically, but that didn’t stop it from taking its place on top. The third film in the rebooted series earned AU$4 million dollars in its opening weekend here, knocking Ghostbusters to second spot with a reasonable AU$2.4 million.

The Legend of Tarzan sticks around in third spot with AU$1.2 million but was almost overtaken by Lights Out. The horror film made an impressive AU$1.1 million in its debut week.

DC animated movies don’t usually release theatrically but with the seminal nature of Batman: The Killing Joke, it was bound to start somewhere. The Alan Moore adaptation earned almost half a million dollars in Australia and currently sits at third spot in the States having earned over $3 million dollars in its one day release.

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 STAR TREK BEYOND PARAMOUNT $4,001,902
2 GHOSTBUSTERS SONY PICTURES $2,448,729
3 THE LEGEND OF TARZAN ROADSHOW $1,295,802
4 LIGHTS OUT WARNER BROS $1,113,903
5 FINDING DORY WALT DISNEY $960,633
6 THE BFG WALT DISNEY $847,167
7 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE UNIVERSAL $804,545
8 MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES FOX $698,252
9 LOVE & FRIENDSHIP TRANSMISSION $453,359
10 BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE WARNER BROS $442,331

This weeks major player is Jason Bourne which will no doubt cause a ruckus in the box office. Barbershop 3: The Next Cut may find its way into the top ten too.

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