Oz Weekend Box Office Round Up Oct 16 – 19, 2014

Australia is still in love with Gone Girl (420 screens) as it smashed a 3rd straight weekend in number one with a 3rd straight weekend gross over $3m! The $3.13m grossing weekend has sent the films domestic total to a massive $16.11m on the back of a still strong $7,454 screen average! With a week on week drop of only 24% (fantastic) there’s a $23m finish here. Who’d have seen that coming, people? Especially on an MA rated thriller!

A Walk Among The Tombstones (238 screens) couldn’t muscle Gone Girl out of the top spot but did hold off new comedy Tammy for 2nd spot with $1.125m. That’s an 8.8% U.S. Pro rata opening weekend result, which is a little bit soft but certainly in line with the performance there. The film is set to earn around $2.6m nationally – which is right in line with the U.S. $26m finish.

Tammy (210 screens) disappoints big time in 3rd with $1.088m, or a 5.05% pro rata result to the U.S.’s opening weekend of $21.577m, on a $5,183 screen average. Given the strength of Melissa McCarthy there’s no reason for you not to think this should’ve grossed $2-$3m in its opening weekend but off the back of really average reviews and not cut through against Gone Girl and A Walk Among The Tombstones, it sank. Also, I didn’t hear or see any noise for it in the media anywhere (bar seeing a really ordinary poster for it – see below). $2.5m finish.

Annabelle (168 screens) crosses $5m nationally!

The Maze Runner (221 screens) crosses $15m nationally! That and a 16.67% U.S. pro rata result make this puppy one Big Aussie Hit!

Before I Go To Sleep (194 screens) tanks in Australia with $418,074 on the back of a disastrous $2,155 screen average. Eeek! Nicole, sweetchops, you may be forgetting your memory but Australia forgot about you completely. This’ll be lucky to crack $1m.

Force Majeure (14 screens) tops the limited release slate on a very modest $50,024 on the back of a softish $3,573 screen average. If $50k is topping the limited releases you know its a quiet weekend in the arthouses. Well, they’re all playing Gone Girl so that’ll be savin’ the bikkies for them.

What We Do In The Shadows (17 screens) took in $25k this weekend to bring its gross to $972k. It only fell 18% week on week so, hopefully, by this time next week it’ll have hit $1m!!

In Cinemas Thursday October 23, 2014 – Fury, Whiplash, This Is Where I Leave You, Happy New Year, Decoding Annie Parker, Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed, National Theatre Live: Skylight

Figures from MPDAA

Rank

Title

Box Office

Prints

Screen Avg

Life

Week No

% Diff WoW

1

Gone Girl

$3,130,594

420

$7,454

$16,110,218

3

-24%

2

A Walk Among The Tombstones

$1,124,695

238

$4,726

$1,133,641

1

new

3

Tammy

$1,088,439

210

$5,183

$1,090,647

1

new

4

Annabelle

$683,420

168

$4,068

$5,011,298

3

-45%

5

The Judge

$664,704

285

$2,332

$2,160,926

2

-35%

6

Dracula Untold

$612,732

213

$2,877

$4,851,883

3

-44%

7

The Maze Runner

$505,274

221

$2,286

$15,318,632

5

-50%

8

Before I Go To Sleep

$418,074

194

$2,155

$418,074

1

new

9

The Equalizer

$299,065

151

$1,981

$6,292,500

4

-54%

10

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

$166,997

165

$1,012

$17,583,557

6

-67%

Limited

Rank

Title

Box Office

Prints

Screen Avg

Life

Week No

% Diff WoW

1

Force Majeure

$50,024

14

$3,573

$50,024

1

new

2

The Tale of Studio Ghibli Showcase

$39,336

5

$7,867

$99,534

2

7%

3

Whiplash

$38,520

37

$1,041

$40,172

p/v

new

4

The Skeleton Twins

$27,115

19

$1,427

$368,370

4

-36%

5

Breakup Buddies

$26,412

8

$3,302

$292,772

3

-62%

6

What We Do In The Shadows

$25,060

17

$1,474

$972,653

7

-18%

7

The Golden Era

$24,882

9

$2,765

$24,882

1

new

8

Advanced Style

$19,406

15

$1,294

$133,480

3

-25%

9

Bang Bang

$18,020

14

$1,287

$451,625

3

-73%

10

The Little Death

$16,298

16

$1,019

$253,841

4

-39%