Australian Box Office Report: Tarantino’s eighth hits number one

It had its limited release in 70mm and now The Hateful Eight has entered the box office arena and what a first week it enjoyed.

After its official opening, Quentin Tarantino’s 8th film has shot to number one with an opening AU$2.4 million, just edging out The Revenant which made AU$2.2 million.

Following on from Quentin, Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson’s tour of Australia and New Zealand over the past couple of weeks, the brutal western made $311k in NZ too.

Goosebumps continues to surprise by taking third spot from Star Wars, but only just. The spooky kids movie made AU$1.9 million while Star Wars keeps doing impressive numbers in its sixth week with AU$1.8 million.

Meanwhile, The 5th Wave, Sisters, The Big Short and Daddy’s Home all hover above AU$1 million, keeping the battle for top spot close and the Aussie Box Office looking strong.

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 THE HATEFUL EIGHT ROADSHOW 2,422,585
2 THE REVENANT FOX 2,284,715
3 GOOSEBUMPS ROADSHOW 1,935,582
4 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS WALT DISNEY 1,826,202
5 THE 5TH WAVE SONY PICTURES 1,506,383
6 SISTERS UNIVERSAL 1,394,938
7 THE BIG SHORT PARAMOUNT 1,226,147
8 DADDY’S HOME PARAMOUNT 1,126,298
9 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: ROAD CHIP FOX 828,390
10 THE DANISH GIRL UNIVERSAL 693,881

Hoping to keep those good numbers rolling, opening this week is comedy Dirty Grandpa starring Zac Efron and Robert Deniro; Six time Academy Award nominee Spotlight and Room which has nominated for four Academy Awards.

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