Box Office: Godzilla and Kong take down Ghostbusters, opening with $5.6m

Godzilla and Kong

This weekend, the Australian box office made $15.4m.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire opens with $5,601,525 in its first week, averaging $11,092 over 505 screens.
This weekend, the Australian box office made $15,403,885, up +59% from last week’s $9,691,662.


1. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – $5,601,525 (debut)

In the latest entry to Warner Bros.’ Monsterverse, Godzilla and King Kong have decided to put aside their differences from their last battle to team up to take on an undiscovered threat. It hasn’t been too favourable with critics, currently holding a 54% score on Rotten Tomatoes, but on the flip side, holds a strong 93% audience score. The film took $5,601,525 in its opening week, averaging $11,092 over 505 screens.

Synopsis: The almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla confront a colossal, undiscovered threat that challenges their very existence and ours.

2. Kung Fu Panda 4 – $3,376,888 (debut)

Jack Black returns to voice Po, the Dragon Warrior in Universal’s fourth outing of martial arts madness. The film has already made $132.9 million domestically in the US. The film took $3,376,888 in its first week, averaging $6,878 over 491 screens.

Synopsis: Po goes on a thrilling journey as he dives into the wonders of ancient China. His passion for martial arts and insatiable appetite collide in the most unexpected ways.

3. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – $1,907,593 (1)

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. The film took $1,907,593 in its second week, averaging $4,258 over 448 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. 

4. Dune: Part Two – $1,786,267 (2)

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 $1,786,267 in its fifth week, averaging $5,413 over 330 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.

5. Wicked Little Letters – $672,348 (4)

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 $672,348 for its second week in cinemas, averaging $2,436 over 276 screens.

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

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