The Australian box office has seen an uptick of 22% in its total revenue over the weekend as the industry continues to slowly recover from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic which saw cinemas shut down across Australia.
The driving force for this was the Russell Crowe led Unhinged which made over $800,000 as it topped the Australian box office. This film is one of the few new releases to have hit Australian screens since they re-opened and has had the biggest weekend total since lockdown ended in July.
Fellow new release The Secret: Dare to Dream was #2 on the Australian box office as post-COVID releases begin to fill up the top five taking up the top four spots.
#1 Unhinged $800,028
The StudioCanal released film is the closest that a film has gotten to breaking the $1m threshold for weekend revenue since March. The film averaged $3,865 on 207 screens.
#2 The Secret: Dare to Dream $225,964
The film based on the 2006 self-help book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne and starring Katie Holmes was the second new release from the new weekend to make the top five, averaging $970 on 233 screens.
#3 The King of Staten Island $134,357
After three weeks the Judd Apatow directed film has made a total of $922,268, averaging $840 on 160 screens over the weekend.
#4 Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs $60,915
The film has spent five weeks in the top five since its release making $1,174,442 in total. This past weekend the Korean animation averaged $390 on 156 screens.
#5 Sonic the Hedgehog $55,331
The big-screen adaption of the Sega video game classic $324 on 171 screens on its 25th week since release.