Box Office: The Fate Of The Furious speeds past $22m

There was just one new release in the top five

The end of the Easter school holiday break in some markets is upon us with weekend takings for the top 20 movies dipping to the tune of 31% as ticket sales dropped from $19.94m to $13.75m.

There was just one new release in the top five while two others scampered into the top 10 further down the chart.

#1 The Fate Of The Furious $4.96m

Just short of $5m for weekend #2 with the movie on 580 screens, down 117. Screen average was $8,554 with its total gross so far $22.28m.

#2 Beauty And The Beast $2.13m

Total gross here will pass $45m this week after five weeks with the movie still on 381 screens on the weekend with a screen average of $5,609.

#3 The Boss Baby $1.62m

A relatively low fall-off with takings down 19% and the movie set to pass $20m ahead of its sixth week in release.

#4 Going In Style $1.26m

The buddy crime comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin was let loose on 235 screens with a screen return of $5,380, which was close to what three of the top five movies earned.

#5 The Lego Batman Movie

The plastic pieces playing superheroes passed $10m on the weekend with the 293 screens showing the film averaging $3,163.

Outside the top 5:

Weekend-on-weekend it was Smurfs: The Lost Village that again held up the best with gross down just 2% to $788,000 as the movie passes $5.56m on its fourth weekend of release.

Their Finest with Bill Nighy opened on 155 screens with $571,000.

The comedy Table 19 starring Anna Kendrick opened on 162 screens with $347,000.

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