This weekend, the Australian box office made $9,277,014, up 30% from last week’s $7,198,401.
Movie-goers flocked to the cinemas to catch the latest instalment of Roadshow’s The Hunger Games franchise: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Sitting at number one for its debut, the film took $5M, just shy of $2M ahead of The Marvels debut last week.
It also managed to take $108.1M globally and with an audience score of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s only expected to continue on the up.
Taking the number two spot this week was Walt Disney’s The Marvels for its second week in release. The superhero flick took $1.16M at the Aussie Box Office this week (down 64%) making $4.9M to date.
Coming in third — and still ticking along four weeks after release — was Universal’s Five Nights at Freddy’s. The gamefied-horror brought in $667K nationally (down 49%) taking its overall cume to over $13.13M in Australia.
Sitting at number four this week was Mindblowing’s Indian flick Tiger 3, bringing in $453K, up 35% from the previous week, bringing its overall tally to $1.25M.
Finally, rounding out the top five and making its debut this week was Sony’s Thanksgiving which took $353K for its opening weekend.
Top 6 – 10
Other films in the top 10 this week were Saltburn, Killers of the Flower Moon, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie and Stop Making Sense (Remastered).
Releasing this week
Napoleon, Cat Person, Digimon Adventure 02 The Beginning, Uproar and Trolls Band Together.
1. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – $5,055,710
Years before he becomes the tyrannical president of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow, remains the last hope for his fading lineage. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow becomes alarmed when he’s assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird from District 12. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and political savvy, they race against time to ultimately reveal who’s a songbird and who’s a snake.
The film grossed $5,055,710, averaging $8,627 over 586 screens.
2. The Marvels – $1,041,526
Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. However, unintended consequences see her shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with two other superheroes to form the Marvels.
The film grossed $1,041,526, averaging $2,240 over 465 screens and has made $4,907,446 in Australian cinemas to date.
3. Five Nights at Freddy’s – $676,812
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 $676,812, averaging $2,452 over 276 screens and has made $13,139,043 in Australian cinemas to date.
4. Tiger 3 – $454,426
Following the events of Tiger Zinda Hai, War, and Pathaan, Avinash Singh Rathore (alias “Tiger”) is framed as a traitor, and he goes on a life-threatening crusade to clear his and his family’s name.
The film grossed $454,426, averaging $4,208 over 108 screens and has made $1,253,299 in Australian cinemas to date.
5. Thanksgiving – $354,519
After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the holiday. Picking off residents one by one, what begins as random revenge killings are soon revealed to be part of a larger, sinister holiday plan.
The film grossed $354,519, averaging $1,379 over 257 screens.
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