Box Office: The power of horror compels fans to witness The Exorcist: Believer

the exorcist: believer

This weekend, the Australian box office made $9.4 million

This weekend, the Australian box office made $9,418,430 down 11% from last week’s $10,492,756.

Making its debut at the Aussie box office at number one was Universal’s The Exorcist: Believer. Fans took to the movies in droves, opting to scare themselves silly for the supernatural horror flick which brought in $1.2 million during its opening weekend. A direct sequel to the 1973 classic and also the sixth film in the franchise, movie-goers were positively thrilled (we think) to see Ellen Burstyn reprise her role as Chris MacNeil.

Paramount’s PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie came in at number two for its third week in cinemas. Unleashing its superpowers on family movie-goers once again, the film took $1.1 million at the Aussie box office, down 27% from last week.

Coming in at number three was Walt Disney’s The Creator. The science-fiction film, which was produced and directed by Gareth Edwards, brought in $1 million for its second weekend at the movies, down 29%.

Then, there was no slowing our Turtles down with Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem coming in fourth for its fifth week of release. The film took just over $848k, down 27% from the previous week.

Finally, rounding out the top five was Roadshow’s The Expend4bles. The action film starring Jason Statham took just over $683k for its first week in cinemas.

Falling out of the top five this weekend were Studiocanal’s Saw X, Universal’s Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kracken, Universal’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3, Walt Disney’s A Haunting in Venice and Warner Bros’ Blue Beetle.

#1 The Exorcist: Believer$1,216,345

When his daughter, Angela, and her friend Katherine, show signs of demonic possession, it unleashes a chain of events that forces single father Victor Fielding to confront the nadir of evil. Terrified and desperate, he seeks out Chris MacNeil, the only person alive who’s witnessed anything like it before.

The film grossed $1,216,345, averaging $3,743 over 325 screens.

#2 PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie – $1,152,929

The PAW Patrol pups magically gain superpowers after a meteor strikes Adventure City. However, things take a turn for the worse when Humdinger and a mad scientist steal their powers and turn themselves into supervillains. As the team springs into action to save the city, Skye soon learns that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference!

The film grossed $1,152,929, averaging $3,494 over 330 screens and has made $6,434,394 in Australian cinemas to date.


#3 The Creator – $1,052,466

As a future war between the human race and artificial intelligence rages on, ex-special forces agent Joshua (John David Washington) is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI. The Creator has developed a mysterious weapon that has the power to end the war and all of mankind. As Joshua and his team of elite operatives venture into enemy-occupied territory, they soon discover the world-ending weapon is actually an AI in the form of a young child.

The film grossed $1,052,466, averaging $2,981 over 353 screens and has made $3,373,748 in Australian cinemas to date.


#4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem – $848,029

After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers. Their new friend, April O’Neil, helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them. The all-star cast includes Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Brady Noon and Nicolas Cantu.

The film grossed $848,029, averaging $2,718 over 312 screens and has made $9,328,156 in Australian cinemas to date.

#5 The Expend4bles – $683,642

Armed with every weapon they can get their hands on, the Expendables are the world’s last line of defence and the team that gets called when all other options are off the table. The film starsStatham, 50 Cent, Megan Fox and Dolph Lundgren.

The film grossed $683,642 averaging $2,065 over 331 screens.

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