• The biggest opening weekend in nine weeks
It’s been six years since Frozen first hit cinemas and the follow up hasn’t lost any of its magic when it comes to Australian audiences with the opening weekend of its sequel making over $9m.
It wasn’t the only new release to avoid a frosty reception with Knives Out opening with over $2m in its first week of release behind an ensemble cast of Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.
The films that have gone cold this week and slipped out of the top five are 21 Bridges which has made $914,459 over two weeks and Joker which drops out of the top five for the first time after nine weeks making $39.77m and being one of the most successful films of 2019.
Overall, it was a fantastic week for the Australian box office which increased its total revenue by 118% making $15.90m with over half of that coming from Frozen II.
#1 Frozen II $9.72m
The film has had an ironically hot start to summer as it already sits on the precipice of the $10m mark, the follow up to the 2013 original made an average of $12,666 on 768 screens which were both weekend highs.
#2 Knives Out $2.18m
The modern take on the whodunit murder mystery trope had a solid opening weekend of its own where it worked around a relatively small opening weekend release of 276 screens by averaging $7,920.
#3 Ford v Ferarri $1.19m
Slipping to third after three weeks the film based on the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race has made $7.30m to date as it hopes to still have some gas in the tank after breaking the $1m barrier for the third week in a row. The film averaged $3,436 on 347 screens.
#4 Last Christmas $798,365
After four weeks Australia still has the Christmas spirit to the tune of $7.75m after making $2,946 on 271 this past weekend.
#5 Charlie’s Angels $514,606
Despite the film being labeled a box office bomb by a lot of pundits, the film has managed three weeks in the top after averaging $1,639 on 314 screens bringing its total to $4.19m.