Australian Box Office Report: The mighty Thor: Ragnarok remains at the top of box office

Although this film’s earnings were down 34% from last week’s whopper of a weekend opener, the mighty Thor: Ragnorak still managed to take in $6.68m at the box office this week, and hold onto the no. 1 spot for the second week in a row. 

Thor, Loki and Co. can still be seen on 781 screens nationally. This one doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere any time soon – reviews have been positive, with critics praising its comedic element as its point of difference from superhero overkill at the movies.  

In its opening weekend at the box office, premature Christmas flick Bad Moms 2 couldn’t crack the Thor juggernaut but did manage to make it to no. 2, earning $2.83m.  When the first film opened in August 2016, it made $3.24m in its opening weekend, managing a screen average of $8,153.  This time around, its screen average is $6,454.

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 THOR: RAGNAROK WALT DISNEY 6,681,224
2 BAD MOMS 2 ROADSHOW 2,839,684
3 JIGSAW STUDIOCANAL 928,620
4 BLADE RUNNER 2049 SONY PICTURES 363,760
5 MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE MADMAN 363,206
6 GEOSTORM WARNER BROS 263,080
7 THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US FOX 250,819
8 THREE SUMMERS TRANSMISSION 224,931
9 LOVING VINCENT MADMAN 172,554
10 SUBURBICON ROADSHOW 163,275

The newest film to join the Saw horror franchise opened at no. 3 this weekend.  Jigsaw, the 8th in the franchise, made $928k at the box office, and generated a screen average of $4,530.  The last Saw film was in theatres in 2010 (Saw 3D).  Last week’s no. 3 film was Geostorm, which has now dropped to no. 6 on the box office chart.

Last week’s film in 2nd spot, Blade Runner 2049, has dropped down to no.4 at the box office, earning $363k this week.  With 5 weeks in theatres, it has now made about $12m nationally.  Last week’s 4th place film was The Mountain Between Us, which now sits at no. 7.

Following its advance screenings, My Little Pony: The Movie galluped up the box office ladder from no. 11 to no. 5 this week, earning $363k in its first week of wide national release. Last week’s no. 5 was Suburbicon, which now sits at no. 10 this week.

Films opening this weekend include Murder on the Orient Express and Daddy’s Home 2. 

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