This weekend, the Australian box office made $20.12 million, up 99% from last week’s $10.1 million.
Topping the box office charts in its first week was The Super Mario Bros Movie, bringing in over $12 million. The film follows the origin story of the brothers Mario and Luigi, Italian-American plumbers who are transported to an alternate world and become entangled in a battle between the Mushroom Kingdom, led by Princess Peach, and the Koopas, led by Bowser.
The film broke global box office records for 2023, becoming the biggest worldwide debut of the year after bringing in $567 million in worldwide sales.
In its third week, John Wick: Chapter 4 brought in $2.7 million. In the fourth instalment of the John Wick series, Wick (Keanu Reeves) takes on his most lethal adversaries yet as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Osaka to Berlin.
Warner Bros AIR came third in its opening week, bringing in over $2 million. The biographical sports drama film, directed by Ben Affleck stars Matt Damon, Affleck, Jason Bateman, Marlon Wayans, Chris Messina, Chris Tucker, and Viola Davis.
Paramount’s Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves had $1.8 million in its second week. Directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, the action comedy is based on the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.
The Pope’s Exorcist came in at fifth in its first week on screens. Inspired by the actual files of Father Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist of the Vatican, The Pope’s Exorcist follows Amorth as he investigates a young boy’s terrifying possession and ends up uncovering a centuries-old conspiracy the Vatican has desperately tried to keep hidden.
Falling out of the top five this weekend was Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Scream VI, and Creed III.
#1 The Super Mario Bros Movie, – $12.17 million
Families flocked to cinemas this Easter weekend to watch The Super Mario Bros Movie, bringing in over $12.17 million nationally and over $567 million internationally. The ensemble voice cast includes Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, and Fred Armisen. The film averaged $14,697 across 717 screens.
#2 John Wick: Chapter 4, – $2.73 million
Four years after John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, director Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves have returned to theatres with the latest instalment. The film averaged $7,533 across 363 screens in its third week and has grossed $16.64 million to date.
#3 AIR, – $2.32 million
The film is based on true events about the origin of Air Jordan, a basketball shoeline, of which a Nike employee seeks to strike a business deal with rookie player Michael Jordan. In its first week, the film averaged 5,579 across 372 screens.
#4 Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves, – $1.87 million
The fantasy heist film is set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting and stars an all-star lineup of Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, and Hugh Grant. In its second week, the film averaged $4,568 across 410 screens and has grossed $6.3 million to date.
#5 The Pope’s Exorcist, – $1.07 million
Starring Russell Crowe as Father Gabriele Amorth, the film also stars Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe, and Franco Nero. It is based on Amorth’s memoirs An Exorcist Tells His Story and An Exorcist: More Stories. In its first week, the film averaged 5,205 across 207 screens.