This weekend, the Australian box office made $10,492,756, up 2% from last week’s $10,274,719.
Paramount’s PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie remained in the number one spot for its second week in cinemas unleashing its superpowers on family movie-goers once again. The film took $1.5 million at the Aussie box office (up 11% from last week) and has now made $46.1 million globally to date.
Coming in at number two and making its debut at the Aussie Box Office was Walt Disney’s The Creator. The science-fiction film, which was produced and directed by Gareth Edwards, brought in $1.4 million for its first weekend at the movies.
Turtle power was also alive and well as Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem came in third for its fourth week of release. The film took $1.1 million, down 4% from the previous week.
Next up was Studiocanal’s Saw X which came debuted at number four in the charts this week. The tenth instalment in the Saw film franchise served as both a direct sequel to Saw (2004) and a prequel to Saw II (2005) and took over $970k in Aussie cinemas.
Finally, rounding out the top five was Universal’s Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken. The computer-animated action-comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation brought in just over $604k at the local Box Office (up 15%) for its second week at the movies.
Falling out of the top five this weekend were Warner Bros’ The Nun II, Universal’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3, Warner Bros’ Blue Beetle, Walt Disney’s A Haunting in Venice and Sony’s The Equaliser III.
#1 PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie – $1,561,573
The PAW Patrol pups magically gain superpowers after a meteor strikes Adventure City. However, things take a turn for the worse when Humdinger and a mad scientist steal their powers and turn themselves into supervillains. As the team springs into action to save the city, Skye soon learns that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference!
The film grossed $1,561,573, averaging $4,436 over 352 screens and has made $4,376,811 in Australian cinemas to date.
#2 The Creator – $1,485,456
As a future war between the human race and artificial intelligence rages on, ex-special forces agent Joshua (John David Washington) is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI. The Creator has developed a mysterious weapon that has the power to end the war and all of mankind. As Joshua and his team of elite operatives venture into enemy-occupied territory, they soon discover the world-ending weapon is actually an AI in the form of a young child.
The film grossed $1,485,456, averaging $3,668 over 405 screens.
#3 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem – $1,152,206
After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers. Their new friend, April O’Neil, helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them. The all-star cast includes Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Brady Noon and Nicolas Cantu.
The film grossed $1,152,206, averaging $3,106 over 371 screens and has made $7,788,815 in Australian cinemas to date.
#4 Saw X – $970,066
Set between the events of the first two films, John Kramer (Tobin Bell) travels to Mexico in hopes an experimental procedure may cure him. Before long, however, the operation is proven to be a scam, leading him to kidnap those responsible and subject them to his trademark death traps.
The film grossed $970,066, averaging $3,745 over 259 screens.
#5 Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken – $604,192
Fifteen-year-old Ruby Gillman (Lana Condor) learns that she is in the next legendary line of sea Kraken from her Grandmamah (Jane Fonda). Despite her lofty destiny, she is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High. Ruby struggles even more to fit in when her mother (Toni Collette) forbids her from going to the beach.
The film grossed $604,192, averaging $2,143 over 282 screens and has made $2,324,338 in Australian cinemas to date.