Box Office: Just two Oscar winners still writing good business in top 10

• The total haul from the top 20 movies dipped 27% this week

After many months of hype the Oscars have come and gone with just two of the major winners still in the top 10.

Those movies were Green Book at #3 this week and the unstoppable Bohemian Rhapsody, sitting at #10 and now the sixth biggest ever box office hit in Australia. Between them these two movies have grossed over $60m.

The total haul from the top 20 movies dipped 27% this week to just and handful of dollars over $9m which is a new low for 2019 and one that distributors and exhibitors will be hoping isn’t reached too many times during the year.

#1 Alita: Battle Angel $2.31m

After opening at #1 last week the movie has held in top spot in the absence of any blockbuster business this week. The movie remained on 453 screens with its screen average down from $8,351 to $5,111 week-on-week which equated to a drop of 39%. Total gross to-date is $7.35m.

#2 What Men Want $1.15m

This opened a week ago too and also dipped just under 40%. It also held on the same number of screens from a week ago – 258. Screen average was $4,492 with a total earn so far of $3,904.

#3 Green Book $912,000

The Oscar winner for Best Picture might see a few more venturing into cinemas, which could help lift its gross above $8.85m after five weeks. Not that there was anything wrong with business this weekend with a lift of 3% on the previous weekend. Screens showing the film lifted from 293 to 308 with a screen average just under $3,000.

#4 Stan And Ollie $751,000

The sole new release to open wide on the weekend was the biopic of the great movie duo. Starring John C Reilly and Steve Coogan, the film opened on 202 screens with a screen average of $2,859.

#5 Escape Room $524,000

The horror movie continues to scare enough victims to remain in the top five for a third week. Business was down 31% as the movie was steady on 200 screens which meant a screen average of $2,596 and a gross to-date of $3.15m.

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