Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller in ‘T2: Trainspotting’. (Photo: Jaap Buitendijk © 2016 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved)
Despite going home empty handed at yesterday’s Oscars, Hidden Figures continues to hold onto the top spot at the Aussie box office, earning $2.8 million from 271 screens; an average of $10,165. The Fox title, now in its second week, has grossed $8.9 million so far.
Behind was Universal’s The Great Wall, also now in its second week, which took $1.6 million. The Matt Damon-starrer now sits on a cume of $5.5 million.
Lion has clawed back into third position, earning $1.5 million from 322 screens – an additional 33 from last week. Overall, the Transmission title has earned just shy of $25 million in six weeks; more than the total 2016 box office for local films.
In fourth was Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker, which fell 54 per cent to earn $1.4 million over its third weekend. The James Foley film has grossed $16.1 million so far.
Sony’s T2: Trainspotting debuted on $982,340 from 264 screens. With previews, the sequel has made just below $1.4 million.
Paramount’s Rings debuted on $981,324, while Roadshow’s Fist Fight bowed on $907,983. Both boast screen averages of $4,981 and $4,935 respectively, putting each behind only Hidden Figures and The Great Wall.
Universal’s Split, now in its fifth week, took $541,733, a fall of 44 per cent; it sits just shy of $12 million overall.
eOne’s La La Land, which has been on screens for nine weeks, has a cume of $19 million, while Universal’s Manchester By the Sea has made $2.1 million after four weeks.