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    Box Office: Inside Out 2 holds off minion takeover

    TOP 5

    1. Inside Out 2 – $7,471,337 (1)

    Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out 2 holds at #1 despite strong animated competition with the fourth instalment in the Despicable Me franchise. The film introduces a new array of emotions for a now-teenage Riley, including Anxiety voiced by Maya Hawke and Envy voiced by Ayo Edebiri.

    Coming in first place this week, Inside Out 2 took $7,471,337 in its second week, averaging $11,973 over 624 screens.

    Total Australian Box Office gross to date: $19,130,631

    Synopsis: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust have been running a successful operation by all accounts. However, when Anxiety shows up, they aren’t sure how to feel.

    2. Despicable Me 4 – $7,023,643 (debut)

    Steve Carell returns to voice Gru and this time is joined by fellow funnyman Will Ferrell who plays the villain Maxime Le Mal. The Despicable Me franchise is the highest-grossing animated film franchise of all time, grossing a total of more than $4.6 billion. Coming in second place this week, Despicable Me 4 took $7,023,643 in its first week, averaging $10,642 over 660 screens.

    Synopsis: Gru welcomes a new member to the family, Gru Jr., who’s intent on tormenting his dad. However, their peaceful existence soon comes crashing down when criminal mastermind Maxime Le Mal escapes from prison and vows revenge against Gru.

    3. Bad Boys: Ride or Die – $1,626,657 (2)

    The new film in the Bad Boys franchise is directed by Adil and Bilall, who are rumoured to be in talks with Marvel to direct the upcoming fourth Spider-Man film, starring Tom Holland. Coming in third place this week, Bad Boys: Ride or Die took $1,626,657 in its third week, averaging $3,801 over 428 screens.

    Total Australian Box Office gross to date: $10,339,785

    Synopsis: When their late police captain gets linked to drug cartels, wisecracking Miami cops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett embark on a dangerous mission to clear his name.

    4. The Garfield Movie – $359,670 (3)

    Sony’s newest iteration of the Monday-hating, lasagna-loving cat is voiced by Chris Pratt, who is now known as Garfield, Star-Lord in the MCU, and the voice of Mario in the Super Mario animated films. Coming in fourth place this week, The Garfield Movie took $359,670 in its fourth week, averaging $1,124 over 320 screens.

    Total Australian Box Office gross to date: $7,863,344

    Synopsis: After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father, the street cat Vic, Garfield is forced to leave his very comfortable life with Harald behind. Together with Vic and Odie, he plans a crazy robbery.

    5. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga – $328,063 (4)

    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 fifth place this week, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga took $328,063 in its fifth week, averaging $1,345 over 244 screens.

    Total Australian Box Office gross to date: $9,722,634

    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.

    Top 6 – 10

    6. Ghost: Rite Here Rite Now
    7. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
    8. IF
    9. The Convert
    10. The Exorcism

    The post Box Office: Inside Out 2 holds off minion takeover appeared first on Mediaweek.

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