Box Office: The Nun II conjures multi-million dollar success in first weekend

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This weekend, the Australian box office made $13.8 million

This weekend, the Australian box office made $13,865,322, up 16% from last week’s $11,492,899.

Four brand new films made their debut in the top five over the weekend with Warner Bros. scary flick The Nun II debuting at number one. The visceral demonic carnage hooked patrons from the very first scene, bringing in $2.3 million; however, couldn’t out scare its predecessor The Nun, which took $6,185,291 in September 2018.

Mindblowing’s Jawan came in next bringing in $2.1 million for its debut weekend. The Indian Hindi-language vigilante action thriller was co-written and directed by Atlee, in his first Hindi film.

Paul MacGregor, Director of Strategy and Marketing, at Val Morgan Group said: “Over the past few years, we’ve seen a growing appetite for Bollywood films in Australia. Titles like RRR, Pathaan, and now Jawan have achieved remarkable success at the box office and with the audiences they’ve delivered, which reinforces the significant role Cinema can play as a powerful medium for brands looking to connect with culturally and linguistically diverse audiences.”

Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem cowabunga(ed) its way into the third spot, debuting with a solid green light for fans. The film took $1.8 million at the Aussie box office.

Fans reunited with members of the Portokalos family in Greece for the debut of Universal’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3. The flick brought in $1.7 million for its first weekend at the cinema.

Rounding out the top five was Sony’s Denzel Washington-led action-thriller The Equalizer 3. The film, which was number one last week, collected $1.7 million for its second week in cinemas.

Falling out of the top five this weekend was Warner Bros. Barbie, Universal’s Oppenheimer, Icon’s Sound of Freedom, Walt Disney’s Haunted Mansion and Studiocanal’s Past Lives.

#1 The Nun II – $2,343,147

In 1956 France, a priest is violently murdered, and Sister Irene begins to investigate. She once again comes face-to-face with a powerful evil. The film grossed $2,343,147, averaging $8,251 over 284 screens.

#2 Jawan – $2,122,117 

A man is driven by a personal vendetta to rectify the wrongs in society while keeping a promise made years ago. He comes up against a monstrous outlaw with no fear, who has caused extreme suffering to many. The film grossed $2,122,117, averaging $14,436 over 147 screens.

#3 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem – $1,866,431

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 $1,866,431, averaging $4,541 over 411 screens.

#4 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 – $1,775,541

Toula (Nia Vardalos), along with her husband (John Corbett), her brother (Louis Mandylor) and her Aunt Voula (Andrea Martin), among others, are headed to Greece for a family reunion. The trip also gives Toula the chance to fulfil one of her father’s last wishes: to present his childhood diary to a long-lost old friend. The film grossed $1,775,541, averaging $4,439 over 400 screens.

#5. The Equalizer 3 – $1,701,283

Since giving up his life as a government assassin, Robert McCall finds solace in serving justice on behalf of the oppressed. Now living in Southern Italy, he soon discovers his new friends are under the control of local crime bosses. As events turn deadly, McCall becomes their protector by taking on the mafia. The film grossed $1,701,283, averaging $4,586 over 371 screens and has made $3,354,164 in Australian cinemas to date.

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