Box Office: They made fetch happen! Mean Girls debuts at number one

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This weekend, the Australian box office made $17M

Mean Girls takes $34.5 million globally, on a budget of $36 million. 
This weekend, the Australian box office made $17,055,463, down 4% from last week’s $17,429,742.


1. Mean Girls — $2,779,106

Yo go Glen Coco! Paramount’s Mean Girls debuted in the number-one spot over the weekend, bringing in $2,779,106 locally, averaging $6,617 over 420 screens, and $34.5 million globally. Almost surpassing the film’s budget of $36M in the first weekend, it’s safe to say the Plastics have well and truly arrived.

The new instalment, which was adapted from the 2018 Tony-nominated Broadway musical, is an adaptation of the 2004 film starring Lindsay Lohan. When it first arrived in cinemas, Mean Girls took $24.4M globally; however, given that was almost two decades ago (we know!), adjusted for inflation, equates to approx $40M.

2. Wonka – $2,167,585

Coming in at number two was Warner Bro’s Wonka. For its fifth weekend in cinemas, the Timothée Chalamet-led film, which saw him earn a Golden Globe nomination, took $2,167,585, averaging $5,501 over 394 cinemas and down 35% from last week.

Wonka has now made a delicious $31,290,348 to date.

Synopsis: With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka (Chalamet) discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers. The film also stars Hugh GrantRowan Atkinson and Matt Lucas.

3. Anyone But You – $2,068,591

In third place for its third week in cinemas was Sony’s Australian-based romcom, Anyone But You. Over the weekend, it took $2,068,591, down 31% and averaging $6,102 over 339 cinemas.

Synopsis: Despite an amazing first date, Bea (Sydney Sweeney) and Ben’s (Glen Powell) initial attraction quickly turns sour. However, when they unexpectedly find themselves at a destination wedding in Australia, they pretend to be the perfect couple to keep up appearances.

4. The Beekeeper — $1,942,941

In fourth place and making its debut was Roadshow’s The Beekeeper. The Jason Statham-led film took $1,942,941, averaging $6,677 over 291 screens.

Synopsis: One man’s brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after it’s revealed he’s a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization known as Beekeepers.

5. Migration — $1,339,206

Rounding out the top five was Universal’s Migration, the animated duck flick for the whole family! The film took $1,339,206, down 22% from last year and averaging $4,058 over 330 screens.

Synopsis: A family of ducks leaves the safety of a New England pond for an adventurous trip to Jamaica. However, their well-laid plans quickly go awry when they get lost and wind up in New York City. The experience soon inspires them to expand their horizons, open themselves up to new friends, and accomplish more than they ever thought possible.

Top 6 – 10

6. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
7. Wish 
8. Ferrari
9. One Life
10. The Holdovers

Releasing this week:

The Iron Claw
Jungle Bunch 2: World Tour
Main Atal Hoon (Hindi, English Sub)
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