Box Office: Revenue up 96% week on week despite big Boxing Day weekend dip

• Boxing Day Revenue has fallen from $30.98m in 2019 to $8.57m in 2020

Boxing Day weekend is normally one of the biggest money-making periods of the year in Australia, and while that was true again in 2020, cinemas only made a third of what they took in 2019 as Covid-19 continues to affect the movie industry.

Despite this, revenue was up 96% week on week after making $8.57m. The main driving force was the release of Wonder Woman 1984 which is the biggest release in theatres since Tenet in August.

Wonder Woman 1984 is joined at the top of the chart by The Croods: A New Age which came in at #2 as the top two films this past weekend made over 75% of the Australian box office revenue.

The films to drop out of the top five were Happiest Season which has made $2.15m over five weeks, and Tenet which has dropped out of the top five for only the second time in 18 weeks, bringing its total to $15.79m.

#1 Wonder Woman 1984 $5,246,052

The sequel to the 2017 origin film has had a huge opening weekend by post-Covid standards after averaging a whopping $10,012 on 524 screens which were both easily the highest in Australia this past weekend.

#2 The Croods: A New Age $1,725,265

The sequel to the 2013 film The Croods has faced a long list of production challenges including at one point being cancelled but has finally reached Australian screens, averaging $5,030 on 343 screens.

#3 The War with Grandpa $430,853

After four weeks the film now has a total of $5.29m after averaging $1,561 on 276 screens on the Boxing Day weekend.

#4 The Witches $345,206

The remake of the 1990 classic has slipped to #4 in its third week of release with its total now sitting at $3.95m. Over Boxing Day weekend the film averaged $1,178 on 293 screens.

#5 Superintelligence $184,011

The comedy film has slipped to #5 in its second week of release after averaging $773 on 238 screens.

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