Box Office: The Dry is still #1 as Australian films continue to dominate

The Dry

• The Australian box office had a steep decline of 29% after making a total of $5.12m.

The Dry is continuing to make progress towards the top 10 for domestic films in Australia with its total now sitting at $16.20m after six weeks of release. The film needs to exceed the $21.76m made by Strictly Ballroom to make the top 10.

However, The Dry isn’t the only local film enjoying success in Australia at the moment with the top five also featuring Penguin Bloom and High Ground. This is the second week in a row that the Australian box office has featured three Aussie films in the top five, as local films continue to benefit from the lack of international releases. 

The only new entry to the top five this week is the horror film Wrong Turn which took the place of The Croods: A New Age which has made $20.25m over the last seven weeks, making it the second highest grossing film since cinemas re-opened behind only Wonder Woman 1984.

Overall, the Australian box office had a steep decline of 29% after making a total of $5.12m.

#1 The Dry $1,186,792

One of the strongest performing local films in a number of years, The Dry continues to power forward with another 1m+ week after averaging $2,954 on 386 screens.

#2 Penguin Bloom $729,629

The drama starring Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln has spent a third straight week in the top two with its total now sitting at $5.15m. The film averaged $2,209 on 328 screens.

#3 The Marksman $417,644

The Liam Neeson action flick has a total of $2.60m over the last three weeks and averaged $1,631 on 256 screens this past weekend.

#4 High Ground $404,428

The meat pie western completes the trilogy of Aussie films in the top five and has made $1.51m over the last two weeks. Over the weekend the film averaged $1,671 on 242 screens.

#5 Wrong Turn $367,454

The only new entry to the top five this week made an average of $2,500 on 147 screens.

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