This weekend, the Australian box office made $7,442,830, down 34% from last week’s $11,335,381.
Universal’s Five Nights at Freddy’s once again took the top spot this week, bringing in $2.83M nationally (down 54%) taking its overall cume to over $10M in Australia.
The Universal and Blumhouse adaptation of the popular video game has now taken $217M globally and for a film with a $20M USD budget, that’s no mean feat!
Coming in second for its third week at the cinema — the same position as last week — was Paramount’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese’s brand-new western crime drama. The film took $1.09M, down 20% from last week.
For its fourth week at the box office, Trafalgar Releasing’s Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour still had fans singing along. The concert flick took $1.09M over the weekend, down 15% from last week.
Sitting in the number four spot is the biographical comedy-drama Dumb Money starring Pete Davidson. The Roadshow flick took $334k, down 19% from last week for its second week at the movies.
Finally, rounding out the top five was Paramount’s PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, which in its seventh week of release took $233k, up 6% from last week.
Other films in the top 10 this week were Roadshow’s The Dive, Universal’s The Exorcist: Believer, Walt Disney’sThe Creator, Madman’s Scarygirl and Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.
1. Five Nights at Freddy’s – $2,837,257
A troubled security guard begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the late shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.
The film grossed $2,837,257, averaging $5,936 over 478 screens and has made $10,151,639 in Australian cinemas to date.
2. Killers of the Flower Moon – $1,098,513
Based on David Grann’s broadly lauded best-selling book, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror.
The film grossed $1,098,513, averaging $2,977 over 369 screens and has made $5,798,857 in Australian cinemas to date.
3. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour – $1,095,772
The cultural phenomenon continues as pop icon Taylor Swift performs hit songs in a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience.
The film grossed $1,095,772, averaging $3,689 over 297 screens and has made $8,331,840 in Australian cinemas to date.
4. Dumb Money – $336,057
Every day people flip the script on Wall Street and get rich by turning GameStop into one of the world’s hottest companies. In the middle of everything is Keith Gill, a regular guy who starts it all by sinking his life savings into the stock. When his social media posts start blowing up, so does his life and the lives of everyone following him. As a stock tip becomes a movement, everyone gets wealthy — until the billionaires fight back and both sides find their worlds turned upside down.
The film grossed $336,057, averaging $1,192 over 282 screens and has made $1,078,383 in Australian cinemas to date.
5. PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie – $234,868
The PAW Patrol pups magically gain superpowers after a meteor strikes Adventure City. However, things take a turn for the worse when Humdinger and a mad scientist steal their powers and turn themselves into supervillains. As the team springs into action to save the city, Skye soon learns that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference.
The film grossed $234,868, averaging $1,077 over 218 screens and has made $8,126,164 in Australian cinemas to date.
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