Barbie once again at the top of the Australian box office
This weekend, the Australian box office made $29,126,450, down 15% from last week’s $34,074,128.
Warner Bros’ Barbie has proved they’re “Kenough”, holding the number one spot for the second weekend in a row! Aussie fans once again donned their best pink and pastels for a weekend at the cinema, bringing in $17 million for its second weekend at the box office, down 11%.
The Margot Robbie-led film has also amassed a whopping $775 million worldwide, continuing to break records and attracting repeat movie-goers. But that’s not all, according to the Daily Telegraph, the blockbuster film based on the Mattel brand is having a huge retail impact and Google interest in the term “Barbiecore” has risen 335 per cent worldwide since May.
“Barbenheimer” has also proven to be an ongoing box-office bonanza with Universal’s Oppenheimer bringing in $7.2 million for its second weekend, down 22%.
Coming in at number three, Australia continued their mission, heading to the cinemas once again to watch Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. The Tom Cruise-led action movie brought in $1.4 million Down Under for its third week in cinemas, down 38%.
Maslow Entertainment’s Talk to Me came in at number four this week, bringing in $786k for its first week in cinemas.
And finally, rounding out the top five was Grange House’s Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaanidebuted which took $403k.
Falling out of the top five this weekend was Walt Disney’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Walt Disney’s Elemental, Southern Star’s Bro Sony’s Insidious: The Red Door, Sony’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Paramount’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
#1 Barbie – $17,453,003
Barbie (Robbie) and Ken (Gosling) are having the time of their lives in the colourful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. The movie also stars America Ferrera, Will Ferrell, Issa Rae and Kate McKinnon. The film grossed $17,453,003, averaging $21,494 over 812 screens.
#2 Oppenheimer – $7,293,913
During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. (Matt Damon) appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world’s first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history. The film grossed $7,293,913, averaging $15,164 over 481 screens.
#3 Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One – $1,436,430
Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and the IMF team must track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity if it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than the mission — not even the lives of those he cares about most. The film grossed $1,436,430, averaging $4,164 over 345 screens.
#4 Talk to Me – $786,569
When a group of friends discovers how to conjure spirits by using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill — until one of them unleashes terrifying supernatural forces. The film grossed $786,569, averaging $4,097 over 192 screens.
#5 Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani – $403,983
Flamboyant Punjabi Rocky and intellectual Bengali journalist Rani fall in love despite their differences. After facing family opposition, they decide to live with each other’s families for three months before getting married. The film grossed $403,983, averaging $4,867 over 83 screens.