All posts by Erica Enriquez

Australian Box Office Report: Spider-Man: Homecoming swings in with an impressive debut

Tom Holland takes over the spidey suit from Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield and it seems the world loves him for it. In its box office debut, Spider-Man: Homecoming made a whopping $10.13m, earning almost double the last Spider-Man’s opening week take (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014). It earned $2.8 million on its opening day alone.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Transformers tops a crowded film franchise chart

It’s a sign of the times that the school holidays (and the USA’s summer blockbuster season) are upon us, as Transformers: The Last Knight tops the chart this week, making $4.46m in the process. It’s not a particularly impressive sum, however – the amount is the smallest opening weekend for a #1 film since King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword opened in theatres over a month ago.  Our reviewer didn’t love it, nor did many others worldwide, and it had the lowest debut of the series in the USA.  But still enough to top the charts in both territories.
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Australian Box Office Report: Wonder Woman tops the charts again with a higher per-screen average

Wonder Woman took the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row, earning $5.70m.  Its screen average was $13,589, up more than $2k per screen from its opening weekend – something almost unheard of for “blockbuster” film; a testament to the incredible buzz around the film. Don’t expect it to fall too far off the top end of the list anytime soon.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Wonder Woman conquers the box office, breaking records along the way

After much anticipation, a few misogynistic reports from international screenings and a genuine “please don’t f**k this up” vibe by keen DCEU fans (probably reeling from the Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice debacle), Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, opened this weekend and promptly moved up to top spot on the box office chart, earning $6.76m. It’s the first feature film directed by a female, Patty Jenkins (who also directed 2003’s Monster), to earn more than $100m in its opening weekend in the USA. Rotten Tomatoes has given this a 93% score. So expect its numbers to keep growing.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sails to top spot

The fifth film in the Pirates franchise lived up to expectations, earning $5.88m at the box office in its opening weekend and shooting straight to no. 1.  Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales  is also the best performing opening for a film since Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 opening at the beginning of May with $8.61m.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: King Arthur reigns supreme with box office takings

It supposedly didn’t do as well as expected in its opening week in the USA, but Australians haven’t been quite so tough on King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword.  In its first appearance at the Australian box office, it earned $2.32m.  That’s not to say it’s been hugely successful here.  Its performance at the box office so far has been the least successful of any no. 1 film this year.  As a point of comparison, box office hit Lion opened on fewer screens than Guy Ritchie’s newest flick, but still managed to perform better.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Guardians remain leaders of the Galaxy for the second week in a row

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 topped the box office ladder again this week, taking in $4.99m in earnings.  The only steady title in the top three, it’s already earned $23.06m since it premiered on Anzac Day, and is set to overtake the first Guardians of the Galaxy if it can make a total of $27m – which it should do with ease this week.... Continue Reading