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    Box Office: Eric Bana and Deborra-Lee Furness are a “Force of Nature” as The Dry 2 debuts at number one

    Force of Nature: The Dry 2 earns $1.6 million at the Box Office
    This weekend, the Australian box office made $8,405,566, down 7% from last week’s $8,253,755.

    TOP 5

    1. Force of Nature: The Dry 2 – $1,633,021 (debut)

    Debuting in the number one position is the second instalment to Roadshow’s The Dry franchise, Force of Nature. Starring Eric Bana and Deborra-Lee Furness, the movie brought in $1,633,021 for its first week in cinemas, averaging $3,589 over 455 screens.

    Synopsis: Five women head out on a remote hiking retreat but only four return, each telling a different story. Detective Aaron Falk (Bana) must find out what really happened before time runs out.

     

    2. Argylle – $1,264,495 (1)

    Sitting at number two was Universal’s Argylle starring Dua Lipa and Henry Cavill. In Australia, the film grossed $1,264,495, averaging $3,153 over 401 screens for its second week in cinemas, down 45%. This now brings its total earnings to $4,219,384 in Australian cinemas to date.

    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.

    3. Anyone But You – $737,225 (2)

    In the number two spot for its seventh week in cinemas was Sony’s romcom, Anyone But You. Over the weekend, it took $737,225, down 3%. It averaged $2,355 over 313 screens and has made $20,498,486 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.

    4. Dune (2021) – $465,871  (debut)

    Debuting at fourth place this week was Warner Bros’ Dune, which has been brought back to cinemas ahead of the Part II release in March. The film grossed $465,871, averaging $1,974 over 236 screens.

    Synopsis: Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

     
     

    5. The Beekeeper — $400,354 (4)

    In fifth place for its fifth week of release was Roadshow’s The Beekeeper. The Jason Statham-led film took $400,354, down 25% and averaged $1,718 over 233 screens. It has made $7,251,518 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.

    Top 6 – 10

    6. Wonka 
    7. Mean Girls
    8. Migration
    9. Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya
    10. Peppa’s Cinema Party

    The post Box Office: Eric Bana and Deborra-Lee Furness are a “Force of Nature” as The Dry 2 debuts at number one appeared first on Mediaweek.

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