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    Box Office: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga opens with $3.3m

    This weekend, the Australian box office made $8,471,326, up +4% from last week’s $8,123,851.

    TOP 5

    1. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga – $3,332,727 (debut) 

    Warner Bros. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is its newest entry into the Australian set, post-apocalyptic franchise. Directed by George Miller, the film is a prequel to 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road, a film that was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won 6 of them. In a running theme for the 2024 box office, this film was also partially shot in Australia, with some filming taking place in the small NSW towns of Hay and Silverton. Coming in first place this week, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga took $3,332,727 in its first week, averaging $5,290 over 630 screens.

    Synopsis:  Snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers, young Furiosa falls into the hands of a great biker horde led by the warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel, presided over by the Immortan Joe. As the two tyrants fight for dominance, Furiosa soon finds herself in a nonstop battle to make her way home.

    2. IF – $1,748,092 (2)

    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 $1,748,092 in its second week, averaging $4,306 over 406 screens.

    Total Australian Box Office Gross to date: $5,177,089

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

    3. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes – $1,185,027 (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 third place this week, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes took $1,185,027 in its third week, averaging $3,118 over 380 screens.

    Total Australian Box Office Gross to date: $9,159,140

    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.

    4. The Fall Guy – $665,072 (3)

    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 fourth place this week, The Fall Guy took $665,072 in its fifth week, averaging $2,254 over 295 screens.

    Total Australian Box Office Gross to date: $12,460,814

    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.

    5. Twilight of the Warriors: Walled in – $229,136 (debut) 

    Magnum’s newest film is directed by Soi Cheang and is a Hong Kong neo-noir martial arts crime action flick. It is based on the Chinese comic City of Darkness by Andy Seto. Twilight of the Warriors: Walled in took $229,136 in its first week, averaging $6,547 over 35 screens.

    Synopsis: In the 1980s, troubled youth Chan Lok Kwun (Raymond Lam) accidentally enters the Walled City, discovers the order amidst its chaos, and learns important life lessons along the way. 

    Top 6 – 10

    6. The Strangers: Chapter 1
    7. Challengers
    8. The Way, My Way
    9. Kung Fu Panda 4
    10. Turbo

    The post Box Office: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga opens with $3.3m appeared first on Mediaweek.

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