Box Office: Top Gun: Maverick speeds back up to #1

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• This weekend, the Australian box office made $17.35 million

This weekend, the Australian box office made $17.35 million, down 27% on last week’s $23.7 million.

After falling to second place last week, Top Gun: Maverick is back on top, grossing close to $7 million this past weekend. The sequel to the 1986 Top Gun has been on screens for four weeks and has grossed over $56 million to date.

In its second week on screens, Jurassic World: Dominion has fallen from first to second in the box office charts, grossing over $5.8 million. The film is the third sequel in the Jurassic World franchise and sixth instalment in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park series. The film stars an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.

Walt Disney’s Lightyear made its debut this past weekend, placing third in the charts. Directed by Angus MacLane, the film stars Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear, Taika Waititi, James Brolin and Keke Palmer. 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness comes in at fourth, while Everything Everywhere All at Once, rose one spot to come in at fifth. The Bad Guys has fallen from fourth place last week to eight this week.

#1, Top Gun: Maverick, $6.98 million

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick averaged $11,336 across 612 screens this weekend. The action film has grossed over $56 million to date.

#2, Jurassic World: Dominion, $5.84 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 second week, the film averaged $9,718 across 601 screens and has grossed a total of $21.88 million to date.

#3, Lightyear, $2,942,386

This 2022 spin-off of the original Toy Story film series, serves as an origin story for the character Buzz Lightyear. It tells the story of young astronaut Buzz Lightyear, who, after being marooned on a hostile planet with his commander and crew, tries to find a way back home while confronting a threat in the form of the Emperor Zurg. In its first week on screens, the film grossed $5,419 across 543 screens.

#4, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, $291,782

The sequel to Doctor Strange averaged $1,396 across 209 screens this weekend, making a total of $37.8 million to date. Directed by Sam Raimi, the film stars Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Benedict Wong alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.

#5, Everything Everywhere All at Once, $146,148

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. In its tenth week at the box office, the film averaged $2,088 across 70 screens and has made a total of $5.48 million to date.

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