Australian box office – Green vs. Greek

The amount of green generated by Shrek Forever After was just enough to make it the most popular film in the country this past weekend. The real rock star however turned out to be Get Him to the Greek. Here are the box office results for the period June 17-20.

1. Shrek Forever After [471 screens/ $10,384]
WKND = $4,890,789 / TOTAL = $9,226,722
2. Get Him To The Greek [202 screens/ $11,836]
WKND = $2,390,788 / TOTAL = $3,293,366
3. Sex and the City 2 [494 screens/ $4,289]
WKND = $2,118,660 / TOTAL = $19,405,646
4. The A-Team [324 screens/ $5,519]
WKND = $1,788,007 / TOTAL = $6,759,642
5. Prince of Persia – The Sands of Time [231 screens/ $2,493]
WKND = $575,948 / TOTAL = $9,567,657
6. Animal Kingdom [72 screens/ $7,427]
WKND = $534,770 / TOTAL = $2,526,405
7. Robin Hood [209 screens/ $1,786]
WKND = $373,301 / TOTAL = $18,046,478
8. Mother and Child [30 screens/ $5,710]
WKND = $171,289 / TOTAL = $227,447
9. Raavan [35 screens/ $4,092]
WKND = $143,222 / TOTAL = $143,222
10. Harry Brown [71 screens/ $1,244]
WKND = $88,352 / TOTAL $1,528,168

Shrek Forever After opened to only $4.8 million, clocking up $9.2 million total following last weekend’s early previews. An embarrassing figure for the once-unbeatable franchise when you consider that the MA-rated comedy Get Him To The Greek opened to $2.3 million on half as many screens. Meanwhile, Animal Kingdom expanded across the country and grossed $534,770 for a three-week tally of $2.5 million. As word of mouth spreads (and with a U.S. release around the corner), we can expect Animal Kingdom to hang around the top ten a little while longer.

To see the top 20 films at the Australian box office, head on over to Urban Cinefile.

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