Box Office: Thor: Love and Thunder holds #1

Box office

• This weekend, the Australian box office made $17.16 million

The Australian box office made $17.16 million, down -43% on last week’s $30.30million.

Thor: Love and Thunder continued its reign in #1 for a second week. The fourth instalment of the Thor films, directed by Taika Waititi, grossed $7.15million, down -55% – quite the tumble from its debut earnings of more than $15 million.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe film, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, has made $31.88million at the Australian box office.

At number two is Minions: The Rise of Gru starring, Steve Carell. The animated film continues to be a popular choice for moviegoers – particularly on the final week of school holidays – four weeks since its release.

Over the weekend, the Illumination Production made $3.8million at the box office, down -39% from last weekend’s $6.3million.

Top Gun: Maverick landed in third at the box office, moving up from fourth place last week and making $2.1million, eight weeks since it was released.

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis was bumped down from third to fourth and grossed $2.13 million. Rounding out the top five is Jurassic World: Dominion which has held the fifth spot for a second week and made $619, 342 this weekend.

#1, Thor: Love and Thunder, $7.15 million

Hemsworth leads the star-studded cast as Thor alongside Portman, Waititi, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander and Russell Crowe. The film made an average of $10,476 across 683 screens.

#2, Minions: The Rise of Gru, $3.8 million

The animated family film is the sequel to the spin-off prequel Minions (2015) and the fifth entry overall in the Despicable Me franchise. The Office’s Steve Carell reprises his role as Gru, with Pierre Coffin voicing the Minions. It has so far made $36.37 million at the Australian box office.

#3, Top Gun: Maverick, $2.18million

Tom Cruise reprises his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell more than 30 years from the original hit film. Cruise stars alongside Jennifer ConnellyVal Kilmer, Miles Teller, Glen Powell and Jon Hamm.

#4, Elvis, $2.13million

Austin Butler stars as Elvis Presley in the biographical musical drama based on the life of the King of Rock and Roll, directed by Luhrmann. In the four weeks since its debut at the Australian box office, the biopic has grossed $81.28 million to date.

#5, Jurassic World: Dominion, $619,342

Jurassic World: Dominion is the final film in the Jurassic World trilogy. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star alongside the original Jurassic Park cast, Sam Neil, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. The film, directed by Colin Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael, has made $34.81million since its debut six weeks ago.

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