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    Box Office: Kingdom of The Planet of the Apes holds #1

    This weekend, the Australian box office made $8,292,733, down -7% from last week’s $8,955,069.

    TOP 5

    1. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes – $2,460,285 (1)

    Disney’s Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is the brand new entry in the Apes franchise. While set 300 years after the reboot trilogy and featuring an entirely new cast of characters, the film is set in the same universe and references old characters from the trilogy. Similar to The Fall Guy, some filming took place at Disney Studios in Sydney and also in the Illawarra. Coming in first place this week, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes took $2,460,285 in its second week, averaging $4,805 over 512 screens.

    Total Australian Box Office Gross to date: $7,386,107

    Synopsis: Under the direction of Wes Ball, the global franchise breathes new life into a future era post-Caesar, where apes reign in harmony while humans exist in the shadows.

    2. IF – $2,391,160 (debut)

    Actor and Director John Krasinski is taking off his horror (A Quiet Place) directing cap and putting on his family/comedic directing cap with Paramount’s IF. The film took $2,391,160 in its debut week, averaging $5,290 over 452 screens.

    Total Australian Box Office Gross to date: $3,100,801

    Synopsis: After discovering she can see everyone’s imaginary friends, a girl embarks on an adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids.

    3. The Fall Guy – $1,114,736 (2)

    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. Dropping to third place this week, The Fall Guy took $1,114,736 in its fourth week, averaging $3,046 over 366 screens.

    Total Australian Box Office Gross to date: $1,114,736

    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.

    4. The Strangers: Chapter 1 – $342,847 – (debut)

    Kismet’s The Strangers: Chapter 1 is the newest entry in The Strangers horror film franchise. The film isn’t a reboot or a remake, but closely follows the events seen in the first film that released in 2008. The film took $342,847 in its first week, averaging $1,948 over 176 screens.

    Synopsis: After their car breaks down in an eerie small town, a young couple is forced to spend the night in a remote cabin. Panic ensues as they are terrorized by three masked strangers who strike with no mercy and seemingly no motive.

    5. Challengers – $339,557 (4)

    Similar to Dune: Part Two, 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 $339,557 in its fifth week, averaging $1,724 over 197 screens.

    Total Australian Box Office Gross to date: $4,467,471

    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.

    Top 6 – 10

    6. Kung Fu Panda 4
    7. The Way, My Way
    8. Guruvayoor Ambalanadayil
    9. Shinda Shinda No Papa
    10. Tarot

    The post Box Office: Kingdom of The Planet of the Apes holds #1 appeared first on Mediaweek.

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