The school holidays are over and the box office has taken a hit after the Australia Day weekend. Total earnings for the top 20 movies were down 33% to $12.64m over the four-day weekend. It was of course the lowest weekend gross of the year.
Earnings were spread across a range of movies with six films north of $1m and two major new releases in that club.
#1 The Greatest Showman $1.60m
The film’s stunning box office performance continues. Revenue was down 24% over the previous weekend with screens down 67 to 281 with a screen average of $5,695. The total earn sits just over $26m.
#2 I, Tonya $1.47m
Second weekend for the Margot Robbie movie with takings dropping 36%, screens down 44 to 225 and a screen average of $6,568. Total earnings on $6.67m.
#3 Den Of Thieves $1.33m
The US thriller starring Gerard Butler about an armoured truck heist opened on just 184 screens but that helped it to the weekend’s best screen average – $7,255.
#4 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle $1.08m
Still a member of the million dollar club after six weekends, its total take is now close to $47m with the movie still on 331 screens. The movie had the lowest screen average in the top five – $3,267. We have written before about the box office power of Jumanji star Dwayne Johnson, and Jumanji now looks like being his biggest box office hit yet, knocking off Furious 7.
#5 Molly’s Game $1.03m
The second new entry this week is the Jessica Chastain movie from first-time director Aaron Sorkin. The crime drama opened on 314 screens with an average of $3,310. Ticket sales were helped by a visit down under from Chastain last week.