Box office: Trainwreck opens at #1 after two weekends of previews

Box Office: Trainwreck avoids crash with $3.1m opening, Last Cab To Darwin does $1.1m

After two weekends of previews, Amy Schumer‘s Trainwreck from director Judd Apatow opened proper on 396 screens and sold another $3m worth of tickets to double its box office take to-date to just over $6m.

Trainwreck had the best screen average out of the big releases clogging the top five. However its $8,032 trailed the first weekend of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ which had a screen average of $13,742 from just 61 screens which equated to a weekend take of $838,000. It is the 15th movie to carry the Dragon Ball branding. Trainwreck narrowly trailed the screen averages of Angrej (second weekend on $8,792) and Jian Bing Man (second weekend of $8,427).

The top five movies accounted for $10.51m of the top 20 gross of $13.28m.

Last weekend’s #1 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation took $2.68m with a total to-date of $9.37m.

The launch of The Fantastic Four did $2.61m while the new Aussie film Last Cab To Darwin did a very respectable $1.14m with a screen average just over $5,000. Fantastic Four is being called “Disney’s nightmare” in the US after a smaller-than-expected opening weekend for the latest Marvel adventure film.

Rounding out the top five was Ant-Man with $905,000 on its fourth weekend as it passes $14m to-date this week.

Some notable performers this week included Walt Disney’s Inside Out which passed $30m in its eighth week. It’s not in the same ball park, but Far From The Madding Crowd is still hovering in the chart after seven weeks with a take so far of $3.69m. It is worth catching for Carey Mulligan‘s performance alone.

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