OK, as we’ve already reported on Suicide Squad breaking opening day box office records, it should be no surprise that it sits at the top of the leaderboard on the Australian Box Office , knocking rogue former CIA agent Jason Bourne off the number one spot after just one week. Suicide Squad made a massive AU $13,904,557 since its release last week, which is 55% of the top 20 box office takings.
The success in Australia mirrors its record breaking numbers in the USA, with the biggest August opening of all time – US$135.1 million – across its opening weekend.
Jason Bourne, although dropping to the number 2 spot on the ladder, remains steady in at least the top 5, however it’s got nothing on Will Smith and Co. Taking only AU $3.5 million this week, it’s combined box office takings (of AU $13.5) is still behind Suicide Squad, despite it being in cinemas for two weeks.
New to the ladder, and impressively debuting at number three, is everyone’s favourite middle-aged ratchet duo of Patsy Stone and Edina Monsoon with their long awaited Absolutely Fabulous movie. With a week 1 taking of AU $2.7 million, it’s made a pretty good showing considering their last episode was produced in 2012.
Here’s a look at the top ten:
|#||Film Title||Distributor||Box Office|
|1||SUICIDE SQUAD||WARNER BROS||13,904,557|
|3||ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE||FOX||2,766,251|
|4||STAR TREK BEYOND||PARAMOUNT||744,956|
|6||LIGHTS OUT||WARNER BROS||388,196|
|7||THE BFG||WALT DISNEY||259,838|
|8||FINDING DORY||WALT DISNEY||255,099|
|9||LOVE & FRIENDSHIP||TRANSMISSION||215,200|
|10||THE LEGEND OF TARZAN||ROADSHOW||213,996|
Next week, Bad Moms and Sausage Party will shake things up, though Suicide Squad is likely to reign for a second week. The Australian film Down Under will also make its national debut. Expect to see that enter the top 10 as well.
All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo