Star performer – Star Wars: The Force Awakens passes $50m in Australia

Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes over $50m in Australia

Box Office Report: December 30

• Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes $11m on second weekend as total passes $50m

The second weekend of what looks likely to be the second biggest movie ever at the Australian box office – Star Wars: The Force Awakens – sold tickets worth $11.80m. The number of screens showing the movie dropped from 941 to 832 which resulted in a second weekend screen average of $14,184.
The total to-date earn of the movie has climbed past $50m which sees it already taking a place in the biggest ever top 10 in Australia.

1 Avatar 17-12-2009 FOX $115,600,481
2 Titanic 18-12-1997 FOX $57,650,984
3 The Avengers 25-4-2012 DISNEY $53,250,000
4 Jurassic World 11-6-2015 UNIVERSAL $52,937,837
5 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 13-7-2011 WB $52,611,276
6 Shrek 2 17-6-2004 UIP $50,388,327
7 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 17-12-2015 DISNEY $50,342,451
8 The Return Of The King 26-12-2003 ROADSHOW $49,370,354
9 Skyfall 22-11-2012 SONY $49,009,485
10 Crocodile Dundee 30-4-1986 HOYTS $47,707,045
Source: MPDAA

With another $8m in the bank, which seems likely across the next few weeks, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will secure a place as the second-biggest movie ever to be released in Australia.
However it will need some significant momentum to mount an attack on top spot which sees Avatar sitting on $115m.
Total box office for the top 20 movies on the weekend, Thursday to Sunday, was $22.85m.
The total take for the remainder of the 19 movies in the top 20 over the holiday weekend was $11m with new releases Daddy’s Home and The Good Dinosaur both taking over $2m each.
The top five was rounded out by two other new releases – Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip and Joy – which both did close to $1.5m.

Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro in Joy

Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro in Joy

 

Weekend box office: Source MPDAA

Weekend box office: Source MPDAA

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