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    Box Office: The Fall Guy stays at #1 with $7.5m gross to date

    This weekend, the Australian box office made $7,388,664, down -26% from last week’s $9,942,882.

    TOP 5

    1. The Fall Guy – $2,467,355 (1)

    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. Staying in first place this week, The Fall Guy took $2,467,355 in its second week, averaging $5,140 over 480 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. Challengers – $703,397 (4)

    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 $703,397 in its third week, averaging $2,503 over 281 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.

    3. Kung Fu Panda 4 – $671,063 (2)

    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 sixth week, averaging $2,290 over 293 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.

    4. Tarot – $445,510 (debut)

    Sony’s Tarot is based on a 1992 novel, Horrorscope, by Nicholas Adams and stars Jacob Batalon, best known as Ned from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film took $445,510 in its first week, averaging $2,053 over 217 screens.

    Synopsis: After getting their horoscopes read, a group of college friends begin dying in ways connected to their fortunes. 

    5. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – $364,401 (3)

    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 $364,401 in its sixth week, averaging $1,649 over 221 screens.

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

    Top 6 – 10

    6. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (25th Anniversary)
    7. Star Wars Original Trilogy 4K Re-Release
    8. Dune: Part Two
    9. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
    10. Golda

    The post Box Office: The Fall Guy stays at #1 with $7.5m gross to date appeared first on Mediaweek.

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