Box Office: Dune stays on top, Wes Anderson’s latest cracks the top five


• This weekend the Australian box office made $9 million

This weekend the Australian box office made $9 million, down 30% from last week’s $12.91 million.

Claiming the top spot again this week is Dune. It’s the first of a two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert of the same name, with the current film covering the events of first half of the book.

Set in the future, it follows Paul Atreides as his family, the House Atreides, is thrown into a war for the desert planet Arrakis. 

Also entering the top five is Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch. Anderson’s love letter to journalists is set in an outpost of an American newspaper – The French Dispatch – in a fictional 20th-century French city.  

Dropping out of the top five this week is The Boss Baby: Family Business.

#1, Dune, $2.77 million

Dune debuted to the top spot last week and has stayed there comfortably. This week the film averaged a huge $6,254 across 443 screens for a total of $9.22 million.

#2, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, $1.45 million

Venom: Let There Be Carnage has now made a total of $13.06 million in its third week. This week it averaged $3,193 across 454 screens.

#3, No Time to Die, $1.39 million

The twenty-fifth film in the James Bond series, and the fifth and final appearance of Daniel Craig as the iconic spy averaged $3,772 across 368 screens this week. In five weeks the film has pulled in a whopping total of $31.59 million.

#4, Encanto, $1.05 million

In the latest Disney film, the magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift – every child except Mirabel. In its second week, Encanto averaged $3,436 over 307 screens for a total of $2.88 million.

#5, The French Dispatch, $466,007

There is a big difference between fourth and fifth place this week, as The French Dispatch pounds out the top five. On debut, the latest from Wes Anderson averaged $2,824 across 165 screens.

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