BO Report: ‘Hidden Figures’ debuts on top, ‘Lion’ in the Aussie all-time top 10

20 February, 2017 by Jackie Keast

Hidden Figures (photo courtsey of Fox). 

Hidden Figures has debuted on top of the box office with just under $3.3 million from 322 screens; an average of $10,107. With previews, the Fox title has made $4.8 million to date.

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The film, nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, narrowly pipped last week’s number one, Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker.

Starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, the romantic thriller took $3.1 million from 472 screens over the weekend; a fall of 50 per cent. It now sits on $13.7 million overall.

In third positon was fellow Universal title The Great Wall. The US-China co-production, directed by Zhang Yimou, bowed on 370 screens to earn almost $3 million.

Now in its fifth week, Transmission’s Lion took $1.9 million. The Garth Davis film has made $22.7 million so far, which means it now ranks in the top 10 highest-grossing Australian films of all time at the local box office  ahead of the likes of The Dressmaker, Red Dog, Mad Max: Fury Road and Strictly Ballroom.

Psychological thriller Split earned $972,645 over its fourth weekend; a fall of 40 per cent. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the Universal film has made $11.2 million to date.

Ahead of its official release this Thursday, Sony’s T2: Trainspotting managed to land in sixth position with preview earnings of $370,082.

Behind it was La La Land, which dropped 40 per cent over its eighth weekend to earn $305,939. The odds-on favourite to win the Oscar for Best Picture, the film has so far earned $18.5 million in Aussie cinemas.

Both in their third week, Roadshows Patriots Day and Universal’s Manchester by the Sea are sitting on totals of of $2.9 million and $1.7 million respectively.

Rounding out the top ten is Disney’s Moana, still on 147 screens after eight weekends. The animated feature has made $25.7 million overall. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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