Fast And Furious 7 is closing in on a spot in the Australian top 10 best ever at the box office. We reported last week it was still short by about $16m short of making that list. However now it just needs less than $10m to edge past The Dark Knight on $46.08m. FF7 so far has banked $37.61m after a third weekend of $4.38m. It has lost a few cinemas in its third week, but the film is still on a very impressive 470 screens with a screen average of $9,323.
FF7 accounted for just over 25% of all ticket sales on a weekend where the top 20 movies took $15.97m.
Cinderella has had a good run during the school holidays with a fourth weekend of $2.06m with its total just short of $20m.
Home also did well with just short of $2m on the weekend with its total after five weeks just over $17m.
The biggest opening on the weekend was Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 which did $1.53m with a screen average of $7,401 on 207 screens.
Rounding out the top five was The Longest Ride with a second weekend of $954,000 and a total to-date of $3.08m.
The weekend’s only other big opening was The Age of Adeline on 178 screens with $694,000.