Box Office: Black Adam thrashes competition in debut week

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This weekend, the Australian box office made $12.62 million

This weekend, the Australian box office made $12.62 million, up 54% from last week’s $8.18 million.

In its debut week, Warner Bros’ Black Adam has dominated the Box Office charts, bringing in over $7 million. The eleventh instalment in the DC Extended Universe stars Dwayne Johnson (who also served as a producer) as the titular character alongside Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan.

Maintaining its spot at #2 was the Paramount+ horror film Smile. Written and directed by Parker Finn, the film stars Sosie Bacon as a therapist who, after witnessing the bizarre suicide of a patient, goes through increasingly disturbing and daunting experiences, leading her to believe what she is experiencing is supernatural. This past weekend, the film grossed just under $1 million.

In its third week, Don’t Worry Darling has maintained its spot at third. Directed by Olivia Wilde, the film made headlines in the lead-up to the premiere due to the alleged behind-the-scenes drama between Wilde and actress Florence Pugh. The film stars Pugh as Alice Chambers, a devoted young housewife, alongside Harry Styles as Jack Chambers, Alice’s workaholic husband.

Maintaining its spot at fourth, was Ticket to Paradise starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Despite the plot being set in Bali, the Ol Parker-directed film was filmed in Queensland. This past weekend, the film grossed over $590k

In its second week, Universal’s Halloween Ends fell from first to fifth. This newest American slasher film is the sequel to Halloween Kills (2021), the thirteenth instalment in the Halloween franchise, and the final film in the trilogy of sequels that commenced in 2018. 

Warner Bros’ DC League of Super-Pets starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart has fallen out of the top five for the first time in six weeks.

1, Black Adam, $7.46 million

Black Adam is a superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the powers of the Egyptian gods-and imprisoned just as quickly-Black Adam is freed from his tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world. In its first week, the film averaged $10,840 across 689 screens. 

#2, Smile, $898k

Smile is a 2022 psychological horror film written and directed by Parker Finn (in his feature directorial debut), based on his 2020 short film Laura Hasn’t Slept. The film averaged $3,973 across 226 screens, bringing in $6.5 million to date.

#3, Don’t Worry Darling, $717k

Alice and Jack are lucky to live in the idealised community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men working for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. This past weekend, the film averaged $2,384 across 301 screens, grossing $6.2 million to date.

#4, Ticket to Paradise, $594k

Academy Award winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen as exes who find themselves on a shared mission to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made. The film averaged $1,990 across 299 screens. The film has grossed $15.1 million to date.

#5, Halloween Ends, $520k

The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Rohan Campbell, Will Patton, Kyle Richards, and James Jude Courtney, and marks Curtis and Nick Castle’s final appearances in the series. The film averaged $1,907 across 273 screens and has grossed $2.3 million since its release.


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