Box Office: Tenet is first film to break $10m since lockdown


Overall, the Australian box office increased 11% making $3.95m over the weekend

After six weeks Tenet has broken the $10m threshold at the Australian box office, being the first film to do so since cinemas began to re-open following the Covid-19 lockdown.

The #1 film this past weekend was Trolls World Tour which has been in cinemas for six weeks with the last two on top of the Australian box office.

The new entries to the top five this week is new entry  Antebellum, and Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite which moves up from #7.

Overall, the Australian box office increased 11% making $3.95m over the weekend.

#1 Trolls World Tour $1.06m

Trolls World Tour has continued its strong performance following three weeks of pre-release and now three weeks of full-scale release in Australian theatres. The family-friendly film now has a total of $4.93m after averaging $3,761 on 283 screens this past weekend.

#2 Tenet $531,435

After six weeks of release the film is still chugging along and adding to its gaudy totals by post lockdown standards. This past weekend the sci-fi flick was shown on 265 screens averaging $2,005.

#3 The Secret Garden $450,886

After three weeks The Secret Garden‘s total now sits at $1.7m. The fourth film adaption of the novel of the same name averaged $1,818 on 248 screens this past weekend.

#4 Antebellum $333,685

The horror film Antebellum opened on 211 screens and averaged $1,581. The film follows the escape from a 19th-century Southern slave plantation by a modern-day African-American woman. And is written and directed by the team of Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz with the film being their feature directorial debuts.

#5 Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite $248,627

Cats & Dogs 3 is the sequel to the 2001 original and 2010 sequel Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. The film moves into the top five this week after its debut at #7 last week. The film averaged $1,207 after being shown on 206 screens this weekend. The film now has a total of $777,916.

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