Box Office: Sonic the Hedgehog races away for second week in a row

Overall it was a down weekend for the box office with a decline of 32% after making a total of $10.02m.

Sonic the Hedgehog has made it two weeks in a row on top of the Australian box office as it has raced to a total of $7.13m. For the second week in a row, it has held off Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) which made $1.18m in its third week of release bringing its total to $9.08m.

The only new entry to the top five this week is The Call of the Wild which opened its first weekend in theatres with $843,040. The film pushed out of the top five was Fantasy Island which made $464,206 in its second week of release bringing its total to $1.67m.

Overall it was a down weekend for the box office with a decline of 32% after making a total of $10.02m.

#1 Sonic the Hedgehog $2.77m

A strong second week saw the video game icon cruise into pole position for the second week in a row on the back of a very low 28% decline on its opening weekend total. The film averaged $7,615 on 365 screens.

#2 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) $1.18m

The DC film has continued its slow and steady pace as it spends its third week in the top two as it edges towards breaking the $10 threshold after averaging $3,947 on 299 screens.

#3 The Call of the Wild $843,040

Based on the 1903 novel of the same name the film starring Harrison Ford made an average of $3,099 on 272 screens. 

#4 Emma $751,171

Based on the novel by Jane Austen the English flick was shown on 302 screens making an average of $2,487 bringing the films total to $2.37m.

#5 1917 $745,945

The war epic has made it seven weeks in the top five as its total currently sits at $21.68m after making an average of $2,563 on 291 screens.

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