Box Office: Top Gun: Maverick becomes third highest-grossing film in Australia

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• This weekend, the Australian box office made $10.22 million

This weekend, the Australian box office made $10.22 million, down -27% on last week’s $14.08 million.

Thor: Love and Thunder has held its #1 position for the fourth week in a row as it continues to dominate the box office charts. The action superhero movie, which stars Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, has grossed over $40 million to date.

Where The Crawdads Sing remains at #2 for the second week, bringing in a total of $1.68 million. The murder-mystery film is based on the 2018 novel of the same name and was produced by Reese Witherspoon.

Top Gun: Maverick has regained traction this past weekend, rising from fourth place to third. The film recently became the third highest-grossing film of all time in Australia, overtaking Avengers: Endgame, grossing over $85 million to date.

Warner Bros’. Elvis also moved up the charts this week, rising from fifth to fourth. The film, starring Austin Butler brought in $1.24 million this past weekend.

Down from third to fifth is Minions: The Rise of Gru, starring Steve Carell. The animated film continues to be a popular choice for moviegoers – maintaining its position in the top five, six weeks in a row.

#1, Thor: Love and Thunder, $2.14 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 $4,459 across 481 screens and has brought in a total of $40 million to date.


#2. Where The Crawdads Sing, $1.68 million

Based on the 2018 novel by Delia OwensWhere The Crawdads Sing has continued to maintain traction in its second week on screens. The film tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. Where The Crawdads Sing averaged $3,451 across 487 screens this weekend and has grossed a total of $5.58 million.


#3, Top Gun: Maverick, $1.25 million

Tom Cruise stars alongside Jennifer ConnellyVal Kilmer, Miles Teller, Glen Powell and Jon Hamm, in the sequel to the original 1986 film. The film averaged $3,911 across 320 screens and has grossed over $85 million, making it the third highest-grossing movie of all time in Australia.

#4, Elvis, $1.24 million

Austin Butler stars as Elvis Presley in the biographical musical drama based on the life of the King of Rock and Roll, directed by Baz Luhrmann. In the six weeks since its debut at the Australian box office, the biopic has grossed $28.8 million to date. This past weekend, the film averaged $3,547 across 352 screens.

#5, Minions: The Rise of Gru, $979,945

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 $40.3 million at the Australian box office and averaged $3.072 across 319 screens this past weekend.

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