Box Office: Tenet stays #1 as The New Mutants is unleashed

• Overall the Australian box office was down 15% after making $3.04m over the weekend.

Tenet has continued its dominating performance at the Australian box office producing another weekend with over $1m in revenue as it further establishes itself as the best performing film since lockdown restrictions began to lift.

No competition really came close but The New Mutants from Marvel’s X-Men franchise came the closest with an opening weekend of $491,955 for what will be the final X-men film under the 20th Century Fox banner.

The rest of the top five is rounded out by regular faces Trolls World Tour, Made in Italy, and Unhinged.

Overall the Australian box office was down 15% after making $3.04m over the weekend.

#1 Tenet $1.60m

The latest Christopher Nolan blockbuster has continued where it left off last weekend and has once again topped the Australian box office. The film was shown on 748 screens – more than double any other film – and averaged $2,152. Tenet has now made a total of $6.25m.

#2 The New Mutants $491,955

The New Mutants is the final film in an X-Men franchise that has spanned 20 years and 13 movies due to the purchase of 20th Century Fox by Disney. The film also marks the first horror film in the franchise and it managed to average $1,907 on 258 screens making it the second most screened film in the country this weekend.

#3 Trolls World Tour $350,978

In its second week as a pre-release Trolls World Tour continues to perform well averaging $2,017 on 174 screens bringing its total to $741,092.

#4 Made in Italy $123,358

The father-son duo of Liam Neeson and Micheál Richardson have now spent four weeks in the top five as the film now has a total of $985,021. This past weekend it averaged $771 on 160 screens.

#5 Unhinged $120,032 

The Russell Crowe vehicle has now spent six weeks in the top five after being one of the strongest performing films since restrictions began to lift. The film now has a total of $3.27m after averaging $876 on 136 screens this past weekend.

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