The Dressmaker sails past $20 million, Spotlight strong, Steve Jobs weak
07 February, 2016 by Harry Windsor
Zac Efron and Robert De Niro exercised their collective muscle over the weekend to bring in $1.5 million, again making Dirty Grandpa number one at the local box office with $4.6 million after two weeks.
The Revenant placed second, dropping thirty-three percent to pull in close to $1.1 million, bringing its cume to $17.5 million after five weeks.
Spotlight came in third on 132 screens, dropping only fifteen percent in its second week. Tom McCarthy's film made around $758,000 over the weekend to bring its total to just over $2 million.
Star Wars has now made $91.7 million after eight weeks, while Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight has made close to $6.9 million after three.
The biggest debuting film was The Choice, the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks weepie, this time co-starring Australia's Teresa Palmer.
The Choice opened on 205 screens and rang up $596,951 over the weekend, with a per-cinema average of $2,912.
It beat the much-buzzed The Big Short, now into its fourth week, which chalked up $557,000 over the weekend for a cumulative total of $6.6 million.
YA sci-fi actioner The 5th Wave has made slightly more than The Big Short in the same number of weeks – around $7 million.
Ben Stiller's much-anticipated Zoolander 2 rang up $264,309 in previews, while Steve Jobs opened at sixty locations for a cume of $414,811 – $4,401 per cinema.
In its second week, Sue Brooks' Looking for Grace made $68,052 over the weekend on 29 screens. The Palace release has so far made $385,847.
Still on 49 screens after fifteen weeks, The Dressmaker sailed past twenty million last week, making $34,365 over the weekend to bring its total to $20,066,863.