Box Office: Avatar: The Way of Water becomes fourth highest grossing film in Australia

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Plus: M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film makes a splash, Pathaan falls to fourth

This weekend the Australian box office made $9.63 million, down -33% from last week’s $14.5 million.

In its eighth week,  Avatar: The Way of Water continues to reach new heights, grossing over $1.7 million this past weekend. This is a -47% drop from the weekend before, which saw the film gross over $3.2 million. Despite its drop,  Avatar: The Way of Water has surpassed Avengers: Endgame to become the fourth-highest-grossing film in Australia.

Coming in at second in its first week is Universal’s Knock at the Cabin, grossing $811k. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the film is based on the 2018 novel The Cabin at the End of the World.

In its opening week, André Rieu in Dublin brought in $764k. In a cinema exclusive, André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and guests create a whimsical celebration, with romantic melodies, popular classics, party tunes and beloved waltzes.

Falling from second to fourth this past weekend was Indian-Hindi action thriller, Pathaan. Directed by Siddharth Anand, the film brought in over $696k and is the fourth instalment in the YRF Spy Universe.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh and Olivia Colman, has fallen to third in its fifth week on screens. The animated film made $670k across 271 screens this past weekend.

Falling out of the top five this weekend was What’s Love Got to Do With It?, which stars Lily James, Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi, and Emma Thompson and Horror film M3GAN, which has grossed over $6 million to date.

#1 Avatar: The Way of Water – $1.72 million

In its eight weeks of release, the film has grossed $88.78 million to date and averaged $3,400 across 507 screens this past weekend. 

Directed by James Cameron, the film sees cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, and Stephen Lang reprising their roles from the original film, with Kate Winslet and Cliff Curtis joining as new members. The film has surpassed Avengers: Endgame to become the fourth-highest-grossing film in Australia.

#2 Knock at the Cabin – $811,663

While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. The film stars
Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, andNikki Amuka-Bird. In its opening week, the film averaged $2,585 across 314 screens.

#3 André Rieu in Dublin – $764,312

André in Dublin is André Rieu’s first recorded concert in the Irish capital for more than 20 years. In its first week, the film averaged $4,777 across 160 screens. 

#4 Pathaan – $696,305

The action thriller film’s second week averaged a whopping $6,108 across 114 screens. The film centres on an Indian spy who takes on the leader of a group of mercenaries who have nefarious plans to target his homeland. The film was shot in various locations in India, Afghanistan, Spain, UAE, Turkey, Russia, Italy and France

#5 Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – $670,848

The star-studded Pixar film averaged $2,475 across 271 screens this past weekend and has grossed $19.68 million to date. Based on the character from Shrek 2 (2004) and inspired by the fairy tale by Giovanni Francesco Straparola, the film is the sixth instalment in the Shrek franchise.

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