The Conjuring 2 director James Wan.
Australian director James Wan is sitting pretty at the top of the Australian box office, with The Conjuring 2 bowing on 203 screens and ringing up around $3.5 million by COB Sunday.
Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows opened on 260 screens and raked in $2.4 million to come in second, while eOne's Now You See Me 2 proved it was a good weekend for number two's, coming in third with a weekend gross of around $2 million.
John Chu's sequel added Daniel Radcliffe and replaced Isla Fisher with Lizzy Caplan, dropping twenty-nine percent in its second week to bring its cume to $5.8 million.
Jodie Foster's Money Monster dropped about the same (twenty-eight percent) in week two, bringing its total to $4.5 million, while Taiki Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople dropped a mere one-percent in its third week to take $1.1 million Thursday to Saturday.
The Madman release has now made $4.1 million (and no doubt more when Queen's Birthday numbers are tallied), and is still on 169 screens.
Also in its third week though on substantially more screens – 291 – Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass was nevertheless narrowly beaten by Wilderpeople over the weekend, with the sequel to Tim Burton's original film now sitting on $7.3 million overall.
Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse dropped forty-one percent and has pulled in $14.3 million after four weeks, while Shane Black's The Nice Guys has made $4.9 million after three.
Sony's The Angry Birds Movie has racked up $8.6 million after five weeks, while Captain America: Civil War rounded out the top ten, with weekend takings of $180,295 and a total gross so far of $33.5 million after seven weeks.