Box Office: Birds of Prey and Margot Robbie top the box office

• The film was the first major release by Marvel or DC in 2020

Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has opened at #1 at the Australian box office continuing the run of success for the local actress both on our shores and abroad.

The film was the first major release by Marvel or DC in 2020 and opened with $3.85m in its first weekend of release, although this is a sizeable drop from Robbie’s first portrayal of Harley Quin in Suicide Squad which made $13.90m in 2016 and was the highest ever opening weekend in Australia for the month of August.

The other new entry to the top five this week was André Rieu70 Years Young which made $1.23m in its opening weekend in theatres.

The films to drop out of the top five this weekend were Dolittle which has made $10.45m over four weeks and The Grudge which has made $1.28m in its two weeks of release so far.

Overall the Australian box office has seen an uptick of 7% making $13.48m.

#1 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) $3.85m

Making more than triple any other film over the weekend the first feature film adaption of the titular DC comic book with an average of $7,293  on 528 screens.

#2 1917 $1.55m

While it missed out on a major oscar win, the Sam Mendes directed war film has continued its strong run in Australian theatres bringing its total to $18.85m after five weeks. With only a 7% decline this weekend the film managed an average of $4,951 on 314 screens. 

#3 Bad Boys for Life $1.26m

After four weeks the third film in the Bad Boys franchise has finally dropped from the top spot that it has held for the last three weeks. The film made an average of $4,177 on 303 screens bringing its total to $16.43m.

#4 André Rieu70 Years Young $1.23m

The latest project from André Rieu has enjoyed a strong limited release on 140 screens, averaging $8,793.

#5 Midway $754,302

In its second week of release, the World War 2 film has made $2.30m to date after averaging $2,993 to date on 252 screens.

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