As theatres continue to feel the strain from the Covid-19 pandemic one inadvertent beneficiary has been the Chris Nolan blockbuster Tenet.
While the movie may not have generated the same revenue as it would have pre-Covid the film has enjoyed a much longer run in Australian theatres as well as more time in the top five of the Australian box office, including being #1 after its thirteenth week of release.
The film has benefited from the lack of competition but has also managed to outlast the other noteworthy releases that have also been released in this time span (including Trolls World Tour which has dropped to #7 after 12 weeks).
Tenet has knocked Freaky off top spot with the Vince Vaughn horror-comedy lasting one week at #1, with All My Life being the only new entry to the top five this week.
Overall, the Australian box office has declined 12% after making a total of $2.92m this past weekend.
#1 Tenet $512,954
After 13 weeks the sci-fi film has a total of $13.45m and is currently enjoying a two-week resurgence which has seen it shoot back to the top of the chart. This past weekend the film averaged $3,690 on 139 screens.
#2 Freaky $347,071
In its second week of release, the fresh take on Freaky Friday has slipped down to #2 after averaging $1,383 on 251 screens.
#3 Rams $309,136
The Australian dramatic comedy has spent four weeks in the top five and has brought its overall total revenue to $1.07m. Over the weekend the film averaged $1,041 on 297 screens.
#4 All My Life $295,101
The only new entry to the top five from the past weekend is based on the true story of Solomon Chau and Jennifer Carter and averaged 1,294 on 228 screens in its first week of release.
#5 Honest Thief $257,848
The Liam Neeson action flick has spent the last five weeks in the top five as it continues its slow slide down, settling at #5 after the weekend. The film averaged $1,167 on 221 screens and has a total of $2.83m.