BO Report: André Rieu’s Christmas special, ‘The Founder’, ‘Bad Santa 2’ bow

28 November, 2016 by Jackie Keast

The Founder. 


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has continued to dominate at the box office, collecting $5.4 million over its second weekend. The Warner Bros title has already amassed $18.1 million so far.

Behind was Cinema Live's André Rieu: Christmas with André, which earned just under $1.1 million from its holiday special screening.

Roadshow's Michael Keaton-starrer The Founder, the story of the origin of McDonald's, has debuted on $867,487 from 243 screens.

Now in its third week, fellow Roadshow title Arrival has fallen 33 per cent to take $778,363, bringing its cume to $5.4 million. Disney's Doctor Strange fell 40 percent over its fifth weekend, taking $723,749 for a cume of $19.2 million so far. 

Madman's Bad Santa 2 opened on $587,951 from 208 screens, while Icon's Hacksaw Ridge, now in its fourth week, has taken $5.9 million overall after weekend takings of $554,861. Warner Bros' action thriller The Accountant has totalled $5.1 million after four weeks.

Japanese romantic anime Your Name opened on $354,914 from only 46 screens; the Madman title is earning a healthy screen average of $7,716.  

Rounding out the top ten was eOne's Light Between Oceans, on $2.5 million after four weeks.

Joe Cinque's Consolation, on seven screens after seven weeks, has made $180,141 overall. Pinnacle Films' The Legend of Ben Hall, officially released this Thursday after previews, is already on $14,096. Ronin's doco Ella, on two screens, has collected $10,268 after two weeks.