All posts by Erica Enriquez

Australian Box Office Report: Justice League round out a very strong top 3 in cinema

Superheroes are likely to hang around the top 10 ladder at the box office, with the newest franchise from the DC Universe, Justice League, opening at no. 1 this week.  In its opening weekend, it made a superhuman $8.08m, and earned a screen average of $11,095.  Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are joined by Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, and are definitely giving the Marvel universe a run for their money (right now). ... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Murder on the Orient Express arrives in 1st place

This week’s box office charts saw a strong opening weekend for Murder On The Orient Express, which went straight to no. 1, earning $3.85m.  This Kenneth Branagh-directed adaptation of the the Agatha Christie mystery classic premiered on 333 screens nationally, and managed an impressive screen average of $11,565.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Thor: Ragnarok smashes its way to the top

Hooray for Kiwi director Taika Waititi and his leadership in taking the Marvel franchise (at least, just this part of it) into a fresh and fun direction! Leading and supporting cast worked their superhero muscles off to take Thor: Ragnarok straight to no. 1 at the box office in its opening weekend.  It made a mind-boggling $10.13m, which makes up for the relatively low box office performance of late.  The only film that generated a better result this year was Beauty And The Beast, which opened with $13.16m in March.  In comparison, the previous Thor film, Thor: The Dark World, opened in 2013 and made $7.2m.  If you haven’t seen it yet, go see Thor: The Dark World – we gave it a rave review.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Blade Runner 2049 cuts through to top spot

While its numbers weren’t quite as strong in the US as was expected, Blade Runner 2049, the follow-up to Ridley Scott‘s 1982 film, sits comfortably in  its opening week in Australia at no. 1, earning $4.52m, with a screen average of $9,093 across 498 screens.  It’s a fan favourite for both cinema-goers and critics alike – we’ve already deemed it an “instant classic“.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Fear and fright win the week as IT floats over the competition

After some pretty dismal weeks in earnings at the box office, cinemas nationwide are welcoming this week’s no. 1 film, the remake of Stephen King’s classic novel (and reason why so many kids in the 80s hated clowns), It.  Opening on  548 screens nationally, it made a phenomenal $7.46m in its opening weekend, and was the biggest opening weekend ever for a horror movie.  In comparison, Annabelle: Creation was no. 1 for 2 weeks in August, and has, to date, made $7.06m.  ... Continue Reading