Box office: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator sequel debuts at #1

Box Office: Five movies take over $2m each with new Terminator, Minions $4m+ each

Another big weekend with box office takings of $21.58m, which means the box office has had its best run since the weeks following Boxing Day 2014. In the past four weekends cinema tickets sales have totalled over $80m. There were five movies this past weekend over $2m each with all of them showing on over 400 screens.

Leading the way was the first weekend of Terminator: Genisys with $4.72m and a screen average of $9,604. That is a good result for the movie here after it took around $50m in the US in its first five days.

The new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie only narrowly earned more than Minions here though in what was its third weekend. The animated 3D movie, which has been dominating railway advertising sites over much of the Sydney train network, did $4.65m and managed the highest screen average – $10,284. Minions is on $20m to-date with plenty more to come before it ends its run.

It was also a school holiday bonanza for Inside Out with the Walt Disney movie pocketing another $4.42m with takings up an impressive 38% week-on-week. Its total is sitting at $17m and it could crack $20m perhaps by next weekend.

Jurassic World slipped from first to fourth on the box office chart, but it still managed to take $3.59m on its fourth weekend of release playing on 473 screens as it passes $44m. It could officially be the 20th biggest grossing movie ever in Australia by next week.

The final film in the $2m club, and sitting at #5 on this week’s chart, is Ted 2 with $2.31m with a total of $8.3m.

Filmmaker Asif Kapadia‘s doco about the life and career of Amy Winehouse opened on just 17 screens with a screen average of $10,237 which gave it an opening earn of $174,021.


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