The film is less than $1 million shy of Tenet’s total to date and is gaining ground quickly as it has already passed the $15m threshold with $20m a strong possibility.
The second biggest earner continues to be The Croods: A New Age, which is also enjoying a strong holiday season making over $9m in its first two weeks of release.
The two new films to join the top five this week are The Dry and Monster Hunter which join at #3 and #4 respectively. These films replace The Witches (4 weeks and $4.89m) and Superintelligence (3 weeks and $1.28m)
Overall, the Australian box office has continued its holiday surge with a 46% increase in revenue totalling $8.58m.
#1 Wonder Woman 1984 $4,156,514
Wonder Woman 1984 was easily the most screened film in the country being shown on 805 screens – almost double any other movie – this weekend. The film only had the third-largest average per screen but, due to the sheer volume of times the film was shown, it finished comfortably ahead of any other film over the weekend.
#2 The Croods: A New Age $2,781,822
The sequel to the 2013 film has continued its strong performance since its Boxing Day release and is now the third highest-grossing film since cinemas reopened. This past weekend the film averaged $7,025 on 396 screens, and its total now sits at $9.26m.
#3 The Dry $2,605,510
Based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Jane Harper was the most successful new release of the weekend after a New Year’s Day release. The Australian film, starring Eric Bana, was shown on 421 screens and averaged $6,189.
#4 Monster Hunter $877,997
Based on the popular video game series Monster Hunter, the film adaption finished in the #4 after its first week of release after averaging $3,102 on 282 screens.
#5 The War with Grandpa $609,163
After five weeks The War with Grandpa has managed to stay in the top five and currently has a total of $6.65m. The film averaged $2,427 on 251 screens this weekend.