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    Box Office: Zendaya continues her rule as Challengers opens at #3

    This weekend, the Australian box office made $9,114,154, down -11% from last week’s $10,266,960.

    TOP 5

    1. Kung Fu Panda 4 – $2,009,178 (1)

    Jack Black returns to voice Po, the Dragon Warrior in Universal’s fourth outing of martial arts madness. The film has already made $132.9 million domestically in the US. Staying in first place this week, Kung Fu Panda 4 took $2,009,178 in its fourth week, averaging $5,152 over 390 screens.

    Synopsis: Po goes on a thrilling journey as he dives into the wonders of ancient China. His passion for martial arts and insatiable appetite collide in the most unexpected ways.

    2. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – $1,312,378 (2)

    In the latest entry to Warner Bros.’ Monsterverse, Godzilla and King Kong have decided to put aside their differences from their last battle to team up to take on an undiscovered threat. It hasn’t been too favourable with critics, currently holding a 54% score on Rotten Tomatoes, but on the flip side, it holds a strong 93% audience score. The film took $1,312,378 in its fourth week, averaging $3,804 over 345 screens.

    Synopsis: The almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla confront a colossal, undiscovered threat that challenges their very existence and ours.

    3. Challengers – $880,855 (debut)

    As Zendaya’s Dune: Part Two exits the top five, she’s straight back into it with her new film, Challengers, directed by Luca Guadagnino, entering the top five this week. Similar to Dune, Challengers was supposed to be released in the back half of 2023 but was delayed to 2024 because of the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. The film took $880,855 in its first week, averaging $2,669 over 330 screens.

    Synopsis: Tashi, once a tennis player herself, has taken her husband, Art, and transformed him from an average player to a globally renowned Grand Slam champion. 

    4. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – $790,133 (5)

    The film is a sequel to 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife and serves as a continuation of the 80s films, featuring the return of the original Ghostbusters from the 1984 film. The film took $790,133 in its fifth week, averaging $2,359 over 335 screens.

    Synopsis: The Spengler family and the original team are back at the iconic NYC firehouse, unveiling a cutting-edge lab to kick ghost-busting up a notch. 

    5. Civil War – $722,188 (4)

    Roadshow’s Civil War is the newest film from British writer and director Alex Garland who previously directed Ex Machina and Annihilation. Based on a fictional civil war taking place in the US, the film stars Kirsten Dunst as a photojournalist documenting the war across the country. The film took $722,188 in its second week, averaging $2,543 over 284 screens.

    Synopsis: In the near future, a team of journalists travel across the US during a rapidly escalating civil war that has engulfed the entire nation.

    Top 6 – 10

    6. Abigail
    7. Dune: Part Two
    8. Back to Black
    9. Spy x Family Code: White
    10. Wicked Little Letters

    The post Box Office: Zendaya continues her rule as Challengers opens at #3 appeared first on Mediaweek.

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