A couple of fresh titles have taken up the top two spots this week as a new batch of films enter the top 10.
National Lampoon’s reboot Vacation has taken up number 1 after a $1.6 million opening last week. It did $14 million in its opening weekend in the US making it the most successful opening of a Lampoons film to date. Time will tell if its mediocre reviews (like ours) will let it stay at the top.
Jake Gyllenhaall’s Southpaw trails closely behind, pulling in $1.5 million its opening week. The new Antoine Fuqua joint (despite some great reviews) hasn’t exactly set the world on fire, failing to crack $50 million in its 5 weeks in the US.
Hitman: Agent 47 hasn’t broken the video game film curse despite some not so terrible reviews (but also plenty of terrible ones). It came just short of a million in its opening week here but only made $8 million in the US.
The other newbie, Woody Allen’s Irrational Man has cracked the 10 with a $217,000 opening.
Trainwreck and Mission Impossible 5 are holding on at 3 & 4 respectively, still making over a million each while Fantastic Four continues on its steadfast decline – failing to crack half a million last week.
|#||Film Title||Distributor||Box Office|
|4||MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION||PARAMOUNT||$1,090,531|
|5||HITMAN: AGENT 47||FOX||$993,512|
|6||THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.||WARNER BROS||$885,343|
|7||LAST CAB TO DARWIN||ICON||$835,751|
|8||THE FANTASTIC FOUR||FOX||$475,996|
|10||IRRATIONAL MAN||ENTERTAINMENT ONE||$217,534|
This week isn’t a blockbuster week but we could see a couple of films sneak into the top 10. The Meryl Streep led Ricki and The Flash, filled with terrific musical performances; Joel Edgerton’s directorial turn in the suspenseful The Gift, starring Jason Bateman; another all star cast in a romantic comedy with She’s Funny That Way.
All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo.