Barbie continues its pink streak of success at the Australian box office
This weekend, the Australian box office made $11,994,828, down 30% from last week’s $17,137,264.
Yep, Warner Bros’ Barbie is still number one at the Australian box office, five weeks since its record-breaking release in cinemas. Bringing in $4.1 million over the weekend (down 41%), the comedy film filled with heart is still proving popular down under and globally as well.
To date, the flick has grossed over $1.28 billion worldwide and has earned $75.5 million locally and not even a film about foul-mouthed stray dogs could knock it off its number-one plastic perch!
Universal’s Oppenheimer has also seen continued box-office success, bringing in $2 million for its fifth weekend, down 32%, sitting in the number two spot.
Coming in at number three for its third week in cinemas was Warner Bros’ Meg 2: The Trench. The action-horror flick took $1.1 million, down 33%.
Coming in at number four, was Universal’s Strays — a subversion of the dog movies we know and love making its debut! The Will Ferell and Isla Fischer-led flick brought in over $845,000 for its first week in cinemas.
Rounding out the top five was Sony’s Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story. The inspiring, thrilling, and action-packed story film took $812,000 at the box office for its first second week in cinemas, down 37%.
Falling out of the top five this weekend was Maslow Entertainment’s Talk to Me, Zee Studio’s Gadar 2, Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, MKS Retail’s Jailer and Universal’s Asteroid City.
#1 Barbie – $4,104,568
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 $4,104,568, averaging $7,265 over 565 screens and has made $75,997,731 to date.
#2 Oppenheimer – $2,029,712
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 $2,029,712, averaging $5,355 over 379 screens and has made $34,505,525 to date.
#3 Meg 2: The Trench – $1,171,408
Jonas Taylor (Statham) leads a research team on an exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean. Their voyage spirals into chaos when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival. Pitted against colossal, prehistoric sharks and relentless environmental plunderers, they must outrun, outsmart and outswim their merciless predators. The film grossed $1,171,408, averaging $3,931 over 298 screens and has made $7,148,003 to date.
#4 Strays – $845,558
When Reggie (Ferrell), a naïve, relentlessly optimistic Border Terrier, is abandoned on the mean city streets by his lowlife owner, Doug (Will Forte), Reggie is certain that his beloved owner would never leave him on purpose. But once Reggie falls in with a fast-talking, foul-mouthed Boston Terrier named Bug (Jamie Foxx), a stray who loves his freedom and believes that owners are for suckers, Reggie finally realizes he was in a toxic relationship and begins to see Doug for the heartless sleazeball that he is. The film grossed $845,558, averaging $2,602 over 325 screens.
#5 Sony’s Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story – $812,670
Gran Turismo is based on the unbelievable true story of a team of unlikely underdogs – a struggling working-class gamer (Archie Madekwe), a failed former racecar driver (David Harbour), and an idealistic motorsport executive (Orlando Bloom). Together, they risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world. Gran Turismo is an inspiring, thrilling, and action-packed story that proves that nothing is impossible when you’re fueled from within. The film grossed $812,670, averaging $2,257 over 360 screens and has made $2,748,205 to date.