Box Office: Kung Fu Panda 4 jumps to #1, grossing more than opening weekend

Kung Fu Panda 4

This weekend, the Australian box office made $12.7m.

This weekend, the Australian box office made $12,737,137, down -17% from last week’s $15,419,623.


1. Kung Fu Panda 4 – $3,675,302 (2)

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. Jumping to first place this week, Kung Fu Panda 4 took $3,675,301 in its second week, averaging $7,921 over 464 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.

2. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – $3,234,928 (1)

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 $3,234,928 in its second week, averaging $7,173 over 451 screens.

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

3. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – $1,649,565 (3)

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 $1,649,565 in its third week, averaging $4,318 over 382 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 – $1,325,808 (4)

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 $1,325,808 in its sixth week, averaging $4,769 over 278 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. Monkey Man – $787,268 (debut)

Universal’s Monkey Man was originally going to release as a streaming movie on Netflix, however, producer Jordan Peele saw the film and pushed for a theatrical release at Universal. Dev Patel stars, writes, produces and directs the film and it brought in $787,269 for its first week in cinemas, averaging $2,660 over 296 screens.

Synopsis: A recently released ex-felon living in India struggles to adjust to a world of corporate greed and eroding.

Top 6 – 10

6. Wicked Little Letters
7. The First Omen
8. The Tiger’s Apprentice
9. Crew
10. Immaculate

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