Box Office: Godzilla vs. Kong has monster opening weekend

Godzilla vs. Kong

• The box office was also helped mightily by the debut of Peter Rabbit 2

The Australian box office has had a massive weekend, going up 150% thanks to the opening week of Godzilla vs. Kong which brought in over $7m. Overall the Australian box office brought in $12.66m.

The box office was also helped mightily by the debut of Peter Rabbit 2 which made over $2m. The sequel follows the 2018 Peter Rabbit and features a returning cast of Rose Byrne and Domnhall Gleeson, Elizabeth Debicki and Margot Robbie. 

The two big releases took the place of The Little Things and Crisis as Raya and the Last Dragon, Nomadland and Chaos Walking round out the top five.

#1 Godzilla vs. Kong $7.67m

The 36th film in the Godzilla franchise and the fourth in Legendary’s MonsterVerse averaged $13,786 on 557 screens in its first weekend of release. The film stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir.

#2 Peter Rabbit $2.70m

With Easter around the corner, one bunny has arrived early with the release of this sequel film, which made an average of $5,516 on 490 screens.

#3 Raya and the Last Dragon $505,771

After four weeks Disney’s animated blockbuster has finally dropped from the top spot of the Australian box office. During its release, the film has amassed a total of $5.69m, and this weekend made an average of $1,768 on 286 screens.

#4 Nomadland $239,325

The critically acclaimed drama had an average of $1,134 on 211 screens this past weekend and has made a total of $2.70m to date.

#5 Chaos Walking $208,529

After four weeks the sci-fi film has made $3.48m at the Australian box office and this weekend had an average of $961 over 217 screens.

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