Box Office: American crime thriller The Little Things opens at #1

The Little Things

• Overall, the Australian box office was down 1% after making a total of $4.77m.

After a week where Australian films (and one Chinese film) locked out American movies from the Australian box office top five, the US produced crime thriller The Little Things is now #1. The Croods: a New Age made it two American flicks by rejoining the top five over the weekend.

However, there is still a strong Aussie contingent with Thr Dry and Penguin Bloom both in the top three films, although their compatriot’s Long Story Short and High Ground slid out of the top five.

Overall, the Australian box office was down 1% after making a total of $4.77m.

#1 The Little Things $1,364,269

The crime thriller features an all-star cast of Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto which drew in an average of $4,943 on 276 screens for the weekend.

#2 The Dry $589,058

The Australian murder mystery continues to edge towards the $20m threshold that is required to move past Strictly Ballroom to join the top 10 locally produced films ever. The film’s total sits at $18.09m

#3 Penguin Bloom $354,473

The second Aussie film in the top five continues to chug along with a total of $6.63m to date. Over the weekend the film averaged $1,125 on 315 screens.

#4 Detective Chinatown 3 $267,018

The Chinese comedy-mystery film has spent another week in the top five after a strong average of $4,377 on 61 screens.

#5 The Croods: A New Age $250,981

The Croods has returned to the top five in its ninth week of release with a total that now resides at $20.81m. Over the weekend it averaged $1,151 on 218 screens.

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