Box Office: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire debuts at #1, grossing $3m

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

This weekend, the Australian box office made $7.7m.

• Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire opens with $3,003,525 in its first week, averaging $5,316 over 565 screens.
This weekend, the Australian box office made $7,752,520, up +9% from last week’s $7,116,617.


1. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – $3,003,525 (debut)

Dune: Part Two has finally been dethroned by Sony’s Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. The film is a sequel to 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife and serves as a continuation of the 80s films, featuring the return of the original Ghostbusters from the 1984 film. It is directed by Jason Reitman, the son of Ghostbuster’s original director, Ivan Reitman. Despite coming in at number one this week, Frozen Empire fell short of opening higher than Dune: Part Two in Australia. The film took $3,003,525 in its opening week, averaging $5,316 over 565 screens.

Synopsis: The Spengler family and the original team are back at the iconic NYC firehouse, unveiling a cutting-edge lab to kick ghost-busting up a notch. 

2. Dune: Part Two – $2,375,208 (1)

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 $2,375,208 in its fourth week, averaging $5,524 over 430 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.

3. Wicked Little Letters – $766,660 (debut)

Studiocanal’s Wicked Little Letters is based on the true story of the Littlehampton letters and currently holds a favourable 70% on Rotten Tomatoes. Starring Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley, the movie brought in $766,660 for its first week in cinemas, averaging $2,556 over 300 screens.

Synopsis: A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. 

4. Immaculate – $301,425 (debut)

Rialto’s Immaculate is Sydney Sweeney’s first foray into the world of horror. She not only stars in the film, but serves as its producer, initially auditioning for the role in 2014, but then championing the film’s revival after years of production hell. The film made $301,425 and averaged $1,530 over 197 screens.

Synopsis: Cecilia, a woman of devout faith, is warmly welcomed to the picture-perfect Italian countryside, where she is offered a new role at an illustrious convent.

5. Exhuma – $218,874 (2)

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 $218,874, averaging $4,974 over 44 screens.

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

Top 6 – 10

6. The Great Escaper
7. Imaginary
8. Love Lies Bleeding
9. Bob Marley: One Love
10. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Opus

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