Box Office: Black Widow fights her way to #1 in a huge opening weekend

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• This week, the Australian box office made a total of $10.2 million

This week, the Australian box office made a total of $10.2 million. This was up a massive 43% on last week, with the new set of lockdown restrictions taking their toll on cinema over the last few weeks.

Debuting to the top spot this week is the latest Marvel film, Black Widow. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline,  the film is set just after the events of Captain America: Civil War, which was the last Marvel movie that Black Widow appeared in before Infinity War and Endgame.

Black Widow tells the story of Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, as she confronts her history as a spy, and the relationships she damaged long before she became an Avenger.

Dropping out of the top five this week is Disney’s dalmatian-filled live action film, Cruella.

#1, Black Widow, $6.14 million

Black Widow has continued the Marvel tradition of huge opening weekends. The film cracked the $6 million mark, and averaged a whopping $10,400 across 590 screens.

#2, Fast & Furious 9, $1.04 million

Now in it’s fourth week of release, Fast & Furious 9 isn’t taking its foot off the break. By bringing in another million this week, the film has almost hit the $20 million mark, having made a total of $19.85 million. It averaged $3,942 across 264 screens this week.

#3, Spirit Untamed, $600,286

There is a significant drop between second and this place this week, but Spirit Untamed continues to perform well in its fifth week of release. An average of $2,318 across 259 screens brought the animated film to a total of $5.23 million.

#4, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, $428,784

Starring Salma Hayek, Ryan Reynolds, and Samuel L. Jackson, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard has dropped two places this week. It averaged $1,864 across 230 screens, bringing it to a total of $6.67 million to date.

#5, In the Heights, $340,030

Rounding out the top five this week is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights. Holding steady in its third week of release, the film has made a total of $3.37 million. It averaged $1,771 across 192 screens.

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