Aussie Box Office Weekend Round Up Thu Nov 22 – Sun Nov 25, 2012 (The Sky Is Falling! The Sky Is Falling!?!)

As forecasted last week, it was only 2 films in Australia that took any major coin over the weekend. The Spy From London and The Vamps From Forks. Outside of the limited release titles faring ok over the weekend, there was little else to write home about.

Much like the rest of the world Australia got stormed by SKYFALL over the weekend to the tune of a gargantuan $12.7m result. (Once all the final figures come in we’ll concrete the number at $12.7m). SKYFALL performed to a 14.77% U.S. Pro Rata opening weekend result (As Sheldon Cooper would say BAZINGA!) and with little competition between now and Christmas this already record breaking entry is set for a big take at the Aus Box.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART TWO holds 2nd place with a $4.47m result (which when finals come through it’ll be around $4.6m) which is a 63% drop week on week – but with such a massive opening weekend last week it had to fall. It’s a sharper fall than I had predicted – I thought the film would’ve pulled in $5m for 2nd weekend. The film has busted $20m in 10 days at the Aussie box office and, much like the U.S., what a swan song to the series this is turning out to be. The question now is – Can it make $30m?

ARGO holds 3rd on $422k to finally crack $9m at the box office. If the stars align and the film can maintain sessions it could creep to $10m before bowing – right on my target. Both in Australia and The United States ARGO is the highest grossing Ben Affleck directed vehicle.

THE INTOUCHABLES locks itself into 4th place for $305k off 113 prints. That’d have to be the widest French release in Australian history now.With a running total of $3.55m there’s still plenty of life left in this puppy and I can’t wait to report it knocking THE ARTIST off the #2 all time highest grossing French film in Australia. ($4.4m)

Figures from RENTRAK, BOX OFFICE MOJO, IMDB

Rank Title Dist Wk Locs Weekend Avg/Loc A$
1 Skyfall SPRI 1 287 $12,590,833 $42,894 ** Not all figures in**
2 Breaking Dawn Pt 2 HYT/STDC 2 279 $4,471,360 $16,084  $20,290,608
3 Argo WBI 5 218 $421,518 $1,970  $9,099,275
4 Intouchables, The ROAD 5 113 $305,623 $2,729  $3,552,541
5 Seven Psychopaths E1/HOPS 3 191 $148,820 $979  $1,721,759
6 Sessions, The FOXI 3 59 $123,402 $2,128  $852,364
7 Bachelorette E1/HOPS 4 116 $102,041 $887  $2,503,226
8 3D Nitro Circus the UPI 2 79 $95,830 $1,879  $678,534
9 Jab Tak Hai Jaan MNDBLW 2 24 $88,087 $3,670  $646,585
10 Taken 2 FOXI 8 67 $60,880 $966  $19,388,079