Box Office: Thor: Love and Thunder smashes competition

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• This weekend, the Australian box office made $30.61 million

This weekend, the Australian box office made $30.61 million, up 19% on last week’s $25.77 million.

This week, Thor: Love and Thunder has skyrocketed to #1 in its debut week. Directed by Taika Waititi, the latest film in the Marvel franchise grossed over $15 million in its opening week. The film is the sequel to Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and the 29th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

This past week, each of the top five fell one point. Coming in at second place was Minions: The Rise of Gru starring Steve Carell. The film grossed $6.2 million this past weekend and over $29 million to date.

Falling from second to third was Elvis starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, and Australian actor Dacre Montgomery. In its third week, the film totalled over $2.8 million.

Top Gun: Maverick has fallen from third to fourth. The film starring Tom Cruise, has made over $78 million since its release and is now the fifth highest-grossing film in Australia ever.

In its fifth week on screens, Jurassic World: Dominion has fallen one spot in the box office charts, grossing over $1.1 million this past week. The film is the third sequel in the Jurassic World franchise and the sixth instalment in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park series. 

Walt Disney’s Lightyear has fallen out of the top five in it’s fourth week.The film has brought in a total of $9.4 million to date.

#1, Thor: Love and Thunder, $15.75 million

Starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor alongside Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Waititi, Russell Crowe, and Natalie Portman, in its opening week the film averaged $19,029 across 826 screens.

#2, Minions: The Rise of Gru, $6.29 million

This American computer-animated comedy film is the sequel to the spin-off prequel Minions (2015) and the fifth entry overall in the Despicable Me franchise. The film sees the return of Steve Carell as Gru and Pierre Coffin as the Minions. The film averaged $13,005 across 484 screens and has made a total of over $29.72 million.

#3, Elvis, $2.93 million

Directed by Baz Luhrmann, this biographical musical drama based on Elvis Presley’s life averaged $7,591 across 373 screens in third week. It stars Austin Butler as Elvis Presley and Tom Hanks as his manager Colonel Tom Parker, with Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Xavier Samuel, David Wenham, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Luke Bracey in supporting roles. The film has grossed $21.32 million to date

#4, Top Gun: Maverick, $2.76 million

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick averaged $7,507 across 368 screens this weekend. The action film has grossed over $78 million to date.

#5, Jurassic World: Dominion, $1.16 million

Directed by Colin Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael, Jurassic World: Dominion is the final film in the Jurassic World trilogy, and the conclusion to the storyline that started in the original Jurassic Park trilogy. In its fifth week, the film averaged $4,036 across 288 screens and has grossed a total of $33.75 million to date.

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