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    Box Office: Argylle’s Dua Lipa and Henry Cavill bring $2.29 million to Aussie cinemas

    Argylle earns $35.3 million at Global Box Office
    This weekend, the Australian box office made $8,253,755, down 34% from last week’s $12,191,148.

    TOP 5

    1. Argylle – $2,294,999 (debut)

    Taking out the number one spot was Universal’s Argylle starring Dua Lipa and Henry Cavill. While worldwide it has received a global earning of $35.3 million, in Australia, the film grossed $2,294,999, averaging $4,590 over 500 screens.

    Synopsis: Reclusive author Elly Conway (Lipa) writes best-selling espionage novels about a secret agent named Argylle (Cavill) who’s on a mission to unravel a global spy syndicate. However, when the plots of her books start to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, the line between fiction and reality begins to blur.

    2. Anyone But You – $756,400 (1)

    In the number two spot for its sixth week in cinemas was Sony’s romcom, Anyone But You. Over the weekend, it took $756,400, down 50%. It averaged $2,364 over 320 screens and has made $19,507,640 in Australian cinemas to date.

    Synopsis: Despite an amazing first date, Bea (Sydney Sweeney) and Ben’s (Glen Powell) initial attraction quickly turns sour. However, when they unexpectedly find themselves at a destination wedding in Australia, they pretend to be the perfect couple to keep up appearances.

    3. The Beekeeper — $530,825 (4)

    In third place for its fourth week of release was Roadshow’s The Beekeeper. The Jason Statham-led film took $530,825, down 55% and averaging $2,123 over 250 screens. It has made $6,664,734 in Australian cinemas to date.

    Synopsis: One man’s brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after it’s revealed he’s a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization known as Beekeepers.

    4. Wonka – $479,582 (2)

    Coming in at number three was Warner Bro’s Wonka. For its eighth weekend in cinemas, the magic was still alive and well, taking $479,582, averaging $1,770 over 271 cinemas and down 63% from last week.

    Wonka has now made a magnificent $37,637,115 in Aussie cinemas to date.

    Synopsis: With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka (Chalamet) discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers. The film also stars Hugh GrantRowan Atkinson and Matt Lucas.

    5. Mean Girls — $391,837 (5)

    Rounding out the top five was Paramount’s Mean Girls which for its third week in cinemas took $391,837 locally, down 64%. The flick averaged $1,457 over 269 screens and has now made $9,123,430 in Aussie theatres to date.

    Synopsis: New student Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) gets welcomed into the top of the social food chain by an elite group of popular girls called the Plastics, ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George (Renee Rapp). However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend (Christopher Briney), she soon finds herself caught in their crosshairs.

    Top 6 – 10

    6. Migration
    7. Fighter
    8. Anatomy of a Fall
    9. The Iron Claw
    10. The Chosen Season Four: Episodes 1 & 2

    The post Box Office: Argylle’s Dua Lipa and Henry Cavill bring $2.29 million to Aussie cinemas appeared first on Mediaweek.

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