Oz Weekend Box Office Round Up Thu Nov 13 – Sun Nov 16, 2014

interstellar_ver2The words ‘stunning hold’ apply this weekend to Interstellar (551 screens) as it only fell 11% week on week to retain the top spot with a smashing $3.75m for its second weekend of release. We said last week that this weekend’s hold would be good given there was very little in the way of new competition for the film. It’s good news for what will be a $18m picture in Australia, the film is sitting on $9.54m nationally at present, as Interstellar will be facing off with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One from this Thursday. A $6,806 screen average is sturdy as well but from Thursday IMAX sessions will fall away and multiple prints will begin disappearing to make way for Catniss and her merry band of rebels, so you can expect that figure to slip into the $4,500 range this time next week.

Let’s Be Cops (273 screens) opens in 2nd with $1.66m on a $6,082 screen average. That ain’t a bad effort considering it has no star power but it was armed with a hefty TV campaign that FOX put behind it and the proof is in that result. Given this is the only out and out boysy comedy in the market place until the 27/11 release of Fat Pizza Vs Housos (which won’t be anywhere near as wide as this), Let’s Be Cops should hang on pretty well next weekend (even under The Hunger Games) and be able to bring a $6m finish for the flick.

Gone Girl (254 screens) crosses $25m nationally today! Great hold this week again only off 15%!

Fury (261 screens) has passed $8.2m nationally and we’re smashing U.S. pro rata with a 10.79% score so far! American. Flag Waving. War. Film. Australia is outperforming the U.S.!?!?!

My Old Lady (93 screens) opens to $479,467 on a respectable $5,156 screen average.  The Kevin Kline/Maggie Smith/Kristen Scott Thomas comedy snatched the grey rinsers over the weekend and this puppy should really perform during the weekdays this week. There’s $4m in this if the film can crack that day trade audience.

This will be the week when the cinemas are gonna get cleaned out, flicks like Love Rosie, Pride, John Wick, The Best Of Me & This Is Where I Leave You will all be either booted or heavily reduced so if ya keen on em better get in there now.

The Drop (45 screens) opens modestly with $185,435 on a $4,121 screen average.

THERE ARE STILL FAR TOO MANY FILMS BEING RELEASED IN AUSTRALIA – 9 IN THIS WEEKEND ALONE – INSANE.

This utterly incomprehensible overloading of titles into the limited sector is killing everything and just look at the flailing screen averages to give you the proof. It’s a disaster in which no-one wins.

Kill Dil (15 screens), an Indian film release, opened with 38,553 – $2,570 screen average – disaster.

Winter Sleep (7 screens) opened with $34,276 – $4,896 screen average

David Bowie Is (15 screens) opened with $21,166 – $3,485 screen average – went out too early, this should’ve done a week in June prior to the opening of the exhibition at ACMI in July 2015.

Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story (10 screens) opened with $19,459 – $1,946 screen average – shouldn’t have been released

Royal Ballet: Manon (10 screens) opened with $8,454 – $845 screen average – shouldn’t have been released

Exists (6 screens) opened with $5,249 – $875 screen average – shouldn’t have been released.

In Cinemas Thursday November 20, 2014 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One, The Dark Horse, Maps To The Stars, Rock The Casbah Met Opera: Le Nozze Di Figaro

Figures from MPDAA

Rank

Title

Box Office

Prints

Screen Avg

Life

Week No

% Diff WoW

1

Interstellar

$3,749,913

551

$6,806

$9,536,574

2

-11%

2

Let’s Be Cops

$1,660,297

273

$6,082

$1,705,356

1

new

3

Gone Girl

$916,376

254

$3,608

$24,818,978

7

-15%

4

Fury

$732,934

261

$2,808

$8,283,740

4

-28%

5

My Old Lady

$479,467

93

$5,156

$497,950

1

new

6

Love, Rosie

$410,595

160

$2,566

$1,112,572

2

-17%

7

Pride

$410,188

164

$2,501

$1,917,351

3

-10%

8

John Wick

$378,887

168

$2,255

$2,765,460

3

-38%

9

The Best Of Me

$220,888

195

$1,133

$2,052,252

3

-46%

10

Chaar Sahibzaade

$208,750

19

$10,987

$486,556

2

48%