Box Office: Audiences up again as Kingsman opens at #1

Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens with $5.7m

Box office takings have climbed for a fourth consecutive week, in the process doubling from $7m to over $14m across the month. The top five accounted for $12m of the weekend’s top 20 gross with the total up 10% week-on-week.

#1 Kingsman: The Golden Circle $5.71m

Second-best opening since June 30 with only a better opening from It ($7.46m). The second Kingsman movie is a sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service, which opened back in February 2015 with $4.12m and a screen average of $11,140. The new movie has a better screen average too with $14,116 from its first weekend on 405 screens.

#2 It $2.41m

The movie slips to #2 on the chart on its third weekend as screens drop from 447 to 351. The movie has the second-best screen average with $6,868 while its total to-date is $18.61m.

#3 The Emoji Movie $1.55m

The arrival of the school holidays could keep this bubbling away. Second weekend takings were down 24% but screens actually lifted marginally to 331. The movie has grossed $4.68m so far.

#4 Victoria And Abdul $1.30m

Also now over $4m is this historical drama with takings down 31% for its second weekend as screens dipped from 337 to 316 with a screen average of $4,120. It is fascinating see the current two portrayals of Queen Victoria in different stages of her life – Judi Dench in this movie as an older Queen Victoria while Jenna Coleman does a wonderful job as a much younger Victoria in the second season of Victoria now screening on BBC First.

#5 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie $966,000

The US animated kids movie from DreamWorks is another release targeted for school holidays. It opened on 289 screens with a screen average of $3,343 after heavy previews the week prior.

Outside the top five: Just missing our chart this week was the opening of The Lego Ninjago Movie with $910,000 from a $2,719 screen average. It is the third instalment from the Lego movie franchise.

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