Box Office: The Marvels debuts at number one but fails to impress with opening numbers

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This weekend, the Australian box office made $7,198,401

This weekend, the Australian box office made $7,198,401, down 4% from last week’s $7,442,830.

Top Five

It was an action-packed weekend for movie-goers with the highly-anticipated opening of Walt Disney’s The Marvels. While it’s sitting pretty at number one — bringing in $3.21M in its first week of release — worldwide, it has delivered some disappointing results.

The franchise gained huge success with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania earlier in the year (opening at $249.7M worldwide); however, its latest instalment delivered just $110M. On a $250M budget, here’s hoping these figures will pick up.

Taking the number two spot this week was Universal’s Five Nights at Freddy’s, bringing in $1.31M nationally (down 54%) taking its overall cume to over $12.19M in Australia.

Coming in third for its fourth week at the cinema was Paramount’s Killers of the Flower Moon, which took $602K, down 45% from last week.

For its fifth week at the box office, Trafalgar Releasing’s Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour still had fans donning their colourful best. The concert flick took $366K over the weekend, down 67% from last week.

Finally, rounding out the top five was the new Indian flick Mindblowing’s Tiger 3, bringing in $337K in box office takings.

Top 6 – 10

Other films in the top 10 this week were Stop Making Sense (Remastered)(debut), Freelance (debut), Dumb Money, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie and Universal’s The Exorcist: Believer.

Releasing this week

Thanksgiving, Saltburn, Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, Last Suspect, Sapta Sagardaache Ello Part B and Be My Family.


1. The Marvels – $1,943,936

Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. However, unintended consequences see her shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with two other superheroes to form the Marvels.

The film grossed $1,943,936, averaging $2,670 over 728 screens.

2. Five Nights at Freddy’s – $1,314,174

A troubled security guard begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the late shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.

The film grossed $1,314,174, averaging $3,495 over 376 screens and has made $12,192,919 in Australian cinemas to date.


3. Killers of the Flower Moon – $602,493

Based on David Grann’s broadly lauded best-selling book, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror.

The film grossed $602,493, averaging $1,860 over 324 screens and has made $6,768,386 in Australian cinemas to date.

4. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour – $366,482

The cultural phenomenon continues as pop icon Taylor Swift performs hit songs in a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience.

The film grossed $366,482, averaging $2,059 over 178 screens and has made $8,698,773 in Australian cinemas to date.


5. Tiger 3 – $336,637

Following the events of Tiger Zinda Hai, War, and Pathaan, Avinash Singh Rathore (alias “Tiger”) is framed as a traitor, and he goes on a life-threatening crusade to clear his and his family’s name.

The film grossed $336,637, averaging $2,630 over 128 screens.

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