For the second weekend running, the latest Mad Max film has dominated the top of the Australian Box Office (week ending 27th May), outperforming the new entry Spy – which performed well for an American Comedy amongst positive reviews. Pitch Perfect 2 brought in an impressively strong weekend, too, especially being its third on the charts (it has now brought in over $22 million).
The three films gave cinemas in Australia a healthy weekend, while the second Avengers film continued to perform strongly, and Woman in Gold didn’t do too poorly in its debut. Poltergeist would have been a disappointing debut – but not unexpected – while the fact that Furious 7 remains in the top 10 two months after release is a stunning feat in itself. It should hit close to $45 million before it finishes up on our screens, a figure that Avengers should creep up close to as well. Here are the numbers from the weekend:
|#||Film Title||Distributor||Box Office|
|1||MAD MAX: FURY ROAD||ROADSHOW||4,169,213|
|3||PITCH PERFECT 2||UNIVERSAL||3,223,348|
|4||WOMAN IN GOLD||ROADSHOW||1,084,518|
|5||THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON||WALT DISNEY||1,083,564|
|7||A ROYAL NIGHT OUT||PARAMOUNT||322,792|
|8||TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS||INDIES||196,832|
|10||FAST AND FURIOUS 7||UNIVERSAL||93,530|
San Andreas and Tomorrowland will serve as strong competition for all films at the top next weekend.
All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo.