Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse debuts at over $8 million
This weekend, the Australian box office made $17,753,537 up 24% from last week’s $14,301,180.
It was the opening weekend for Sony’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse with comic fans clamouring to get a look at the brand-new animation. In its debut week, the film brought in $8.1 million nationally and $208.6 million globally.
The film features an all-star cast of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Vélez, Jake Johnson, Jason Schwartzman, Issa Rae, Karan Soni, Daniel Kaluuya, and Oscar Isaac.
Coming in second for its second week in cinemas was Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Fans young and old dove down where it’s better, into the magical world under the sea to witness the live-action remake of the 1989 film. The movie brought in $4 million, down 28%.
For its third week at the Box Office, Universal’s Fast X, continued to impress, this week bringing in $1.6 million. The Vin Diesel-led film is the tenth instalment to the Fast and Furious franchise and stars a stellar line-up including the aforementioned Diesel alongside Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena and Jason Momoa, to name a few. Down 52%.
For its fifth week, Walt Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 came in at number four. The Marvel blockbuster starring Chris Pratt recorded $1.3 million at the Australian box office, down 41% from last week.
Coming in fifth (and knocking Universal’s The Super Mario Bros Movie out of the top five for the first time in nine weeks) was Walt Disney’s The Boogeyman. The Stephen King adaptation grossed just over $623,000. The supernatural horror film directed by Rob Savage stars Sophie Thatcher, Chris Messina, Vivien Lyra Blair and Marin Ireland.
Falling out of the top five this weekend was Sony’s John Farnham: Finding the Voice, Universal’s The Super Mario Bros Movie, Universal’s Book Club 2: The Next Chapter and Universal’s Renfield.
#1 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – $8,189,809
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse follows Miles Morales (Moore), who is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters the Spider Society, a team of Spider-People charged with protecting the Multiverse’s very existence. The film grossed $8,189,809, averaging $13,881 over 590 screens.
#2 The Little Mermaid – $4,078,004
The Little Mermaid follows Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. Longing to find out more about the world beyond the sea, Ariel visits the surface and falls for the dashing Prince Eric. The film features Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as evil sea witch Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Awkwafina as Scuttle with the lead of Ariel played by Halle Bailey. The film grossed $4,078,004, averaging $8,714 over 468 screens.
#3 Fast X – $1,644,228
Fast X follows Dom Toretto as he confronts the most lethal opponent they’ve ever faced: A terrifying threat emerging from the shadows of the past who’s fueled by blood revenge, and who is determined to shatter this family and destroy everything—and everyone—that Dom loves, forever. The film grossed $1,644,228, averaging $4,711 over 349 screens.
#4 Guardians of the Galaxy 3 – $1,303,158
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 grossed $1,303,158, averaging $4,204 over 310 screens for its fifth weekend. The emotional third instalment follows Peter Quill (Pratt), who once again rallies his team to defend the universe and stars Chukwudi Iwuji, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Pom Klementieff, alongside Pratt.
#5 The Boogeyman – $623,083
High school student Sadie Harper (Thatcher) and her younger sister, Sawyer (Blair), are still reeling from the recent death of their mother; however, they are not getting much support from their father, Will (Messina), a therapist who is dealing with his own intense pain. When a desperate patient unexpectedly shows up at their house seeking help, he leaves behind a terrifying supernatural entity that preys on families and feeds on the suffering of its victims. The film grossed $623,083, averaging $2,757 over 226 screens for its debut week.