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    Box Office: Ryan Gosling’s The Fall Guy debuts at #1 with $3.6m

    This weekend, the Australian box office made $10,079,809, down +13% from last week’s $8,948,965.

    TOP 5

    1. The Fall Guy – $3,691,679 (debut)

    Universal’s The Fall Guy, starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt is the latest film from Bullet Train director David Leitch. It was mostly shot in Sydney at Disney Studios, located near Centennial Park and even shut down the Sydney Harbour Bridge to film an adrenaline-pumping chase scene. Debuting in first place this week, The Fall Guy took $3,691,679 in its first week, averaging $6,499 over 568 screens.

    Synopsis: After leaving the business one year earlier, stuntman Colt Seavers springs back into action when the star of a big studio movie suddenly disappears. 

    2. Kung Fu Panda 4 – $1,594,905 (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. Kung Fu Panda 4 took $1,594,905 in its fifth week, averaging $4,299 over 371 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.

    3. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – $818,855 (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 $818,855 in its fifth week, averaging $3,055 over 268 screens.

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

    4. Challengers – $731,332 (3)

    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, staying in 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 $731,332 in its second week, averaging $2,513 over 291 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. 

    5. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – $545,090 (4)

    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 $545,090 in its sixth week, averaging $1,867 over 292 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. 

    Top 6 – 10

    6. Abigail
    7. Civil War
    8. Dune: Part Two
    9. Back to Black
    10. The Roundup: Punishment

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