Box Office: Michael Myers returns to screens in Halloween Ends

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This weekend, the Australian box office made $8.09 million

This weekend, the Australian box office made $8.09 million, down -33% from last week’s $12.02 million.

In its debut week, Universal’s Halloween Ends has taken the cake at the box office, grossing over $1.4 million. This newest American slasher film is the sequel to Halloween Kills (2021), the thirteenth instalment in the Halloween franchise, and the final film in the trilogy of sequels that commenced in 2018. 

Moving up the ranks this past weekend was the Paramount+ horror film Smile. Written and directed by Parker Finn, the film stars Sosie Bacon as a therapist who, after witnessing the bizarre suicide of a patient, goes through increasingly disturbing and daunting experiences, leading her to believe what she is experiencing is supernatural. This past weekend, the film grossed $1.3 million, a decrease of 16% from the week before.

In its second week, Don’t Worry Darling has fallen to third in the charts. Directed by Olivia Wilde, the film made headlines in the lead-up to the premiere due to the alleged behind-the-scenes drama between Wilde and actress Florence Pugh. The film stars Pugh as Alice Chambers, a devoted young housewife, alongside Harry Styles as Jack Chambers, Alice’s workaholic husband.

Maintaining its spot at fourth, was Ticket to Paradise starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Despite the plot being set in Bali, the Ol Parker-directed film was filmed in Queensland. This past weekend, the film grossed over $780k.

Falling to fifth was Warner Bros’ DC League of Super-Pets. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, the film tells the story of Superman’s pet dog Krypto and shelter dog Ace, who work with other animals to save the captured superheroes from Lex Luthor and Lulu. To date, the film has brought in over $17 million.

Falling out of the box office top five this past week was Amsterdam.

1, Halloween Ends, $1.46 million

The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Rohan Campbell, Will Patton, Kyle Richards, and James Jude Courtney, and marks Curtis and Nick Castle’s final appearances in the series. The film averaged $3,948 across 371 screens.

#2, Smile, $1.35 million

Smile is a 2022 psychological horror film written and directed by Parker Finn (in his feature directorial debut), based on his 2020 short film Laura Hasn’t Slept. The film averaged $5,746 across 235 screens, bringing in $5.32 million to date.

#3, Don’t Worry Darling, $1.15 million

Alice and Jack are lucky to live in the idealised community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men working for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. This past weekend, the film averaged $3,228 across 359 screens, grossing $5.14 million to date.

#4, Ticket to Paradise, $786,165

Academy Award winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen as exes who find themselves on a shared mission to stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made. The film averaged $2,266 across 347 screens. The film has grossed $14.24 million to date.

#5, DC League of Super-Pets, $574,343

DC League of Super-Pets averaged $2,015 across 285 screens in its fifth week. The 3D superhero comedy is based on the DC Comics superhero team Legion of Super-Pets and stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The film has grossed $17.32 million to date.

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