Box Office: Dune: Part Two holds #1, making $23.7m to date in Australia

Dune: Part Two Box Office

This weekend, the Australian box office made $7.2m.

• Dune: Part Two impresses with $3,982,255 in its third week, averaging $6,682 over 596 screens.
This weekend, the Australian box office made $7,288,793, down -26% from last week’s $9,832,243.


1. Dune: Part Two – $3,982,255 (1)

Warner Bros. Dune: Part Two has stayed at number one for a third consecutive week, and it’s well in front. While still early into the year, the film is the highest-grossing of 2024 so far, but has competition ahead. Sony’s Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire opens this week and is expected to bring nostalgic fans to the cinemas, while July sees Deadpool and Wolverine release, which is expected to be one of 2024’s box office darlings.

Originally scheduled for release at the end of 2023 but delayed due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, Dune: Part Two opened exclusively in theatres, compared to the first film, which opened day and date in theatres and on HBO Max in 2021. The film took $3,982,255 in its third week, averaging $6,682 over 596 screens.

Synopsis: Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the universe, he must prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

2. Exhuma – $474,818 (debut)

Signal Pictures’ Exuma impressed, debuting in second this week. The South Korean horror film is written and directed by Jang Jae-hyun and stars Choi Min-Sik, Kim Go-eun, Yoo Hae-jin and Lee Do-hyun. The film took $474,818, averaging $10,103 over 47 screens.

Synopsis: The film follows the process of excavating an ominous grave, which unleashes dreadful consequences buried underneath.

3. The Great Escaper – $473,896 (4)

Transmission’s The Great Escaper is based on the true story of Bernard Jordan and currently holds a favourable 84% on Rotten Tomatoes. Starring Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson, the movie brought in $348,847 for its second week in cinemas, averaging $1,401 over 249 screens.

Synopsis: Bernard Jordan escapes from his care home to attend the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France.

4. Imaginary – $477,335 (3)

Studiocanal and Blumhouse’s Imaginary dropped to fourth this week. While the film couldn’t replicate the success of Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s, Imaginary has to date nearly made its budget back from its US domestic gross alone. The film made $343,231 and averaged $1,412 over 243 screens.

Synopsis: A woman returns to her childhood home to discover that the imaginary friend she left behind is very real and unhappy that she abandoned him.

5. Bob Marley: One Love – $344,208 (5)

For its fifth week in cinemas, Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love biopic came in fifth. The film took $218,385, averaging $846 over 258 screens, down 38% from last week. This brings its total cume to $6,584,279.

Synopsis: Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley (Kingsley Ben-Adir) overcomes adversity to become the most famous reggae musician in the world.

Top 6 – 10

6. Waitress: The Musical
7. Love Lies Bleeding
8. Shaitaan
9. Jatt Nuu Chusail Takri
10. Yolo

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