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|
|4||STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS||WALT DISNEY||1,826,202|
|5||THE 5TH WAVE||SONY PICTURES||1,506,383|
|7||THE BIG SHORT||PARAMOUNT||1,226,147|
|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.