Oz Weekend Box Office Round Up Aug 14 – 17, 2014

guardians_of_the_galaxy_ver2The gargantuan Guardians Of The Galaxy (586 screens) remains on top after another smashing weekend, only slipping 35% week on week, to smack another $4.276m into the kitty. The film has now amassed $15.14m at the Aussie box office and looks set to become the highest grossing film of the year until The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One rolls around in November. On that gross and such a nominal drop there’s a good $30m finish in here, especially when you consider that it has held off The Expendables 3 and Lucy in the meantime. Moral of the story is that this puppy is playing 4 quadrants, i.e. it’s appealing to everybody and with a few weeks of plain sailing before Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gets here we’ll be clicking over into the high $20m’s before too long.

The Hundred Foot Journey (329 screens) or How To Perfectly Counter Program A Movie Without Really Trying swoops into 2nd place and drags out the ladies and the grey rinse for a spunky $2.11m opening. That’s about 20% pro rata to the U.S.’s opening bow of $10.98m and just goes to show how strong a female audience we have and one that is, indeed, aging. This puppy will smash it during the weekdays and as the senior set wander off to see it and there’s a good $10m+ in it here, trust me Lowdowners, trust me. Wanna make decent bank at the Aussie box. Make it female led, play a bit older and chuck in some food. BAM! Box office gold!

The Expendables 3 (303 screens) opens on par with the U.S. grossing a dead on 10% pro rata hit of $1.79m. A $5,907 screen average is a modest one and doesn’t bode well for a week 2 hold, that vying for the teen male is a bit tougher in ye olde Australia and this will get decimated by The Inbetweeners 2. Trust me, it will, you can expect a 50-60% drop next weekend. $4m finish top end.

Lucy (270 screens) cracks $11m!

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (99 screens) passes $18m on it’s sunset run. It’s landed where we thought it would!

A Most Wanted Man (45 screens) holds the limited release throne with $180k for its 3rd weekend. It’s on $944k nationally.

The Lunchbox (38 screens) becomes the highest grossing Indian film release of the year on $1.345m after 6 weeks in play.

WHAT THE F&%K HAPPENED TO THESE FINAL HOURS?

Opening Thursday August 21, 2014 – The Inbetweeners 2, 20,000 Days On Earth, James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D, Earth To Echo, The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, Mardaani (Aug 22) 

Figures from MPDAA

Rank

Title

Box Office

Prints

Screen Avg

Life

Week No

% Diff WoW

1

3D Guardians Of The Galaxy

$4,275,950

586

$7,297

$15,140,162

2

-35%

2

The Hundred Foot Journey

$2,110,936

329

$6,416

$3,033,046

1

new

3

The Expendables 3

$1,789,899

303

$5,907

$1,789,899

1

new

4

Lucy

$1,718,505

270

$6,365

$11,304,533

3

-33%

5

Hercules

$349,111

213

$1,639

$7,779,035

4

-49%

6

Begin Again

$294,460

69

$4,268

$570,846

2

65%

7

Sex Tape

$253,006

113

$2,239

$7,109,904

5

-43%

8

Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie

$244,758

201

$1,218

$4,582,217

4

-45%

9

And So It Goes

$237,528

191

$1,244

$1,002,846

2

-49%

10

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

$202,113

99

$2,042

$18,051,291

6

-54%

Limited

Rank

Title

Box Office

Prints

Screen Avg

Life

Week No

% Diff WoW

1

A Most Wanted Man

$179,849

45

$3,997

$943,749

3

-25%

2

Singham Returns

$147,565

19

$7,767

$147,565

1

new

3

Anjaan

$107,013

7

$15,288

$107,013

1

new

4

The Lunchbox

$68,736

38

$1,809

$1,345,185

6

-32%

5

God’s Not Dead

$68,094

11

$6,190

$68,094

1

new

6

Snowpiercer

$53,724

24

$2,239

$301,695

4

-3%

7

Still Life

$49,036

18

$2,724

$518,511

4

-32%

8

Charlie’s Country

$28,312

18

$1,573

$589,054

5

-46%

9

Met Opera: Otello

$27,048

21

$1,288

$130,390

92

new

10

The Keeper Of Lost Causes

$19,511

16

$1,219

$161,666

3

-35%