BO Report: ‘Dance Academy’ debuts, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ still on top
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has continued to dominate the box office, taking just under $5 million over its third weekend. Starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, the reboot has now racked up a tidy total of $34.3 million.
Jumping up to second spot was The Boss Baby, which brought in $2.4 million. That figure is 23 per cent up on last weekend, likely thanks to school holidays having started in most states. The Fox/DreamWorks animation is now on $11.6 million after three weeks in release.
WB’s The Lego Batman Movie took its cume to $5.6 million with weekend takings of $1.8 million; a 23 per cent fall from its opening last week.
Paramount’s Ghost in the Shell, directed by Rupert Sanders and based on a Japanese manga series of the same name, dropped 44 per cent to take $1.2 million. The sci-fi is now on $4.2 million overall.
Smurfs: The Lost Village also got a big boost; it took $930,005, 79 per cent up on last weekend. Now two weeks in, the Sony title sits on $2.1 million.
Dance Academy, distributed by StudioCanal, has opened on $553,879 from 214 screens; an average of $2,495. The Aussie film, based on the ABC TV series of the same name, marks veteran TV producer Joanna Werner’s feature debut.
WB’s buddy cop comedy CHiPs opened on $443,351 from 147 screens, while Power Rangers, from Roadshow, fell 40 per cent to take $426,244. The reboot has been in release for three weeks and has a cume of $3.1 million.
Sony’s Life, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds, brought in $414,071 over its third weekend, and now sits on $3.6 million.
Rounding out the top ten was Fox’s Logan, now on $22.9 million after six weeks.
Transmission’s Lion is still in the top 20 after 12 weeks, with a cume of $29.3 million.
Fellow Transmission title Whiteley, a documentary about the late Australian artist Brett Whiteley, has taken $1,252 from previews on three screens.
Another Aussie doc, The Family, distributed by Label, is now on $141,855 after seven weeks.