Australian Box Office Report: The Secret Life of Pets returns to the top of the litter

After falling into 2nd place on the box office ladder, The Secret Life of Pets is back on top again, making $3.41 million this week.  It also earned the the weekend’s best screen average with $6,987 from its 489 screens, and, with school holidays now upon this, this film should continue to perform well.

Bridget Jones’s Baby, earning $2.81 million this week, dropped back to 2nd place, still performing well despite dropping 24 venues from its screening list to 459.

Sully remains steady at no. 3, earning $1.66 million this week, although down 22% from last week.

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS UNIVERSAL 3,416,711
2 BRIDGET JONES’S BABY UNIVERSAL 2,817,775
3 SULLY ROADSHOW 1,666,748
4 STORKS WARNER BROS 1,328,244
5 PETE’S DRAGON WALT DISNEY 1,047,030
6 SNOWDEN WALT DISNEY 551,141
7 NERVE ROADSHOW 487,099
8 BLAIR WITCH ROADSHOW 448,323
9 DON’T BREATHE SONY PICTURES 414,794
10 BEATLES LIVE, THE: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS STUDIOCANAL 343,800

Pete’s Dragon, which premiered on last week’s report at no. 4, has dropped to no. 5 this week, earning $1.04 million.  Our bet is that this animated feature won’t fall far off the top 10 list (and perhaps hover around no. 5-6 spot) due to the school holiday period.

Taking its place at no. 4, is new enter Storks, earning $1.32 million. Starring Jennifer Aniston (Friends, We’re the Millers), Andy Samberg (Hotel Transylvania, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and even featuring our own Peter Helliar, this was partly funded by James Packer’s RatPac Entertainment. It’s proven to enter the charts internationally below expectations, but it’s hardly surprising amongst a crowded family calendar.

Other titles new to the top 10 report include Snowden, earning $551k and sitting at no. 5.  Showing at just 98 screens, this is a considerably positive result.

Next week’s report should see the highly anticipated Chris Pratt flick, Magnificent Seven, and another title sure to do well with the school holiday kids, Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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