>Australian Box Office: Potter reigns!

>Everyone’s favourite boy wizard dominates the Australian box office again for the weekend November 25 – 28. There seems to be no stopping Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 which has now taken in a total of close to $26 million.

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 [610 screens / $11,033]
WKND = $6,729,918/ TOTAL = $25,850,694

2. Due Date [294 screens / $9,083]
WKND = $2,670,421 / TOTAL = $2,704,953

3. Fair Game [138 screens / $4,254]
WKND = $587,118 / TOTAL = $590,996

4. Jackass 3D [158 screens / $3,374]
WKND = $533,027 / TOTAL = $9,125,528

5. The Social Network [192 screens / $2,546]
WKND = $488,862/ TOTAL = $10,283,844

6. The Last Exorcism [150 screens / $3,088]
WKND = $463,193 / TOTAL = $463,193

7. RED [198 screens / $1,184]
WKND = $364,603 / TOTAL = $7,293,421

8. Skyline [163 screens / $1,019]
WKND = $166,168 / TOTAL = $2,416,550

9. Life As We Know It [136 screens / $1,097]
WKND = $149,165 / TOTAL = $7,145,589

10.Wild Target [134 screens / $897]
WKND = $120,167 / TOTAL = $1,439,756

New comedy Due Date rides into the list at number 2 with an impressive $2.7 million on 294 screens, while new CIA drama Fair Game sneaks in to number 3. With varied reviews and a soft opening it will be interesting to see where Fair Game sits on next week’s list. New horror film The Last Exorcism also makes a quiet entry to the top 10, proving we’re hungry for more chills and thrills.

Jackass 3D and The Social Network remain stable while we’re about to see Life As We Know It and Wild Target slip from the top 10, and Eat Pray Love drop out of the top 20. Bye bye Julia!

Aussie thriller Red Hill posted a disappointing opening taking only $110,891 on 58 screens. After Aussie horror The Loved Ones was prematurely pulled from cinemas we can only foresee a similar treatment for Red Hill if Australians don’t take a chance on this local genre-bender.
Two independent films of note in the bottom half of the top 20; Winter’s Bone looks set to leave our screens soon, so if you haven’t had a chance to check this film out get thee to a cinema now! UK indie Monsters has opened rather strongly on only 21 screens; there are no wizards or zany road trips on offer here but it’s a great low budget flick that’s worthy of your time.

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

2 Responses to “>Australian Box Office: Potter reigns!”

  1. >I wonder if Harry Potter 7: Part II: Section A will do as well

  2. >@Banned: Yes, it will do as well as the first. A lot of people are itching right now for the 2nd part.Harry Potter 7 Red Carpet Coverage

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