This weekend, the Australian box office made $11,335,381, up 29% from last week’s $8,563,842.
Just in time for Halloween and making its scary debut was Five Nights at Freddy’s. The Universal and Blumhouse adaptation of the popular video game took over $6 million in its first week nationally; while also raking in $130 million globally. Not only did it open with strong numbers, but it also achieved the second-best opening of all time for a video-game adaptation, coming second to The Super Mario Bros Movie which took $146.3 million globally in its opening weekend earlier this year.
Coming in second for its second week at the cinema was Paramount’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese’s western crime drama. The film took $1.38M, down 38% from last week.
For its third week at the box office, Trafalgar Releasing’s Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour was bumped to the number three spot. The concert film took $1.28M over the weekend, down 40% from last week.
Making its debut this week was the new biographical comedy-drama Dumb Money. The Roadshow flick took $417k for its first outing, ranking at number four.
Finally, rounding out the top five was Paramount’s PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie in its sixth week of release. The movie took $222k, down 29% from last week.
Other films in the top 10 this week were Universal’s The Exorcist: Believer, Walt Disney’sThe Creator, Studiocanal’s Saw X, Madman’s Scarygirl and Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.
1. Five Nights at Freddy’s – $6,189,722
A troubled security guard begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the late shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.
The film grossed $6,189,722, averaging $13,398 over 462 screens.
2. Killers of the Flower Moon – $1,377,758
Based on David Grann’s broadly lauded best-selling book, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror.
The film grossed $1,377,758, averaging $3,785 over 364 screens and has made $4,287,488 in Australian cinemas to date.
3. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour – $1,282,349
The cultural phenomenon continues as pop icon Taylor Swift performs hit songs in a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience. The film grossed $1,282,349, averaging $4,150 over 309 screens and has made $7,235,849 in Australian cinemas to date.
4. Dumb Money – $417,280
Every day people flip the script on Wall Street and get rich by turning GameStop into one of the world’s hottest companies. In the middle of everything is Keith Gill, a regular guy who starts it all by sinking his life savings into the stock. When his social media posts start blowing up, so does his life and the lives of everyone following him. As a stock tip becomes a movement, everyone gets wealthy — until the billionaires fight back and both sides find their worlds turned upside down.
The film grossed $417,280, averaging $1,377 over 303 screens.
5. PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie – $222,206
The PAW Patrol pups magically gain superpowers after a meteor strikes Adventure City. However, things take a turn for the worse when Humdinger and a mad scientist steal their powers and turn themselves into supervillains. As the team springs into action to save the city, Skye soon learns that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference. The film grossed $222,206, averaging $918 over 242 screens and has made $7,857,954 in Australian cinemas to date.