Well technically that’s true; Ant-Man has continued that classic Marvel tradition of clutching the top spot in its opening weekend, earning $5.3 million in Australia and $57 million in the US. Impressive yes, but given the unstoppable nature of the MCU, it doesn’t exactly live up to expectations. The first Avengers movie for instance made $191 million in its opening weekend in America but that film had some familiar faces and a tonne of ground work behind it. Lets see if Marvels smallest hero can have a solid second week after word gets around and positive reviews (like ours!) do the rounds.
Magic Mike XXL has made a break for second spot knocking our two can-do animated flicks down a few pegs. The sequel has earned $2.2 million in its second week and Inside Out and Minions are still raking in over a million each despite the end of school holidays.
Paper Towns, the romantic drama from the producers of tear-jerker The Fault in Our Stars had a great first week, landing at number 3 with $1.8 million.
Let’s not forget to mention that Jurassic World did indeed crack $50 million in Australia last week ($51 to be exact). It’s sitting on $1,514,901,315 worldwide gross at the moment. Yeah, it’s that good.
|#||Film Title||Distributor||Box Office|
|2||MAGIC MIKE XXL||WARNER BROS||2,260,081|
|4||INSIDE OUT||WALT DISNEY||1,582,818|
|8||BABAJRANGI BHAIJAAN||EROS AUSTRALIA||560,016|
|10||FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD||FOX||370,559|
Next week is a bit of a slow one, the only real threats -albeit minor ones- will be thriller Selfless starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley and horror flick The Gallows.
All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo.