>Australian Box Office – Potter plummets!

>The box office for December 9 – 12 is in and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One plummets … if “plummets” means drops to number two. DreamWorks animated film Megamind has schemed its way to the top of the charts, stealing the prime position from Harry, Hermione and Ron.

1. Megamind [425 screens / $5,809]
WKND = $2,468,882 / TOTAL = $3,447,676

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One [573 screens / $3,579]
WKND = $2,050,931 / TOTAL = $34,479, 332

3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader [476 screens / $3,872]
WKND = $1,842,838 / TOTAL = $5,646,935

4. Due Date [288 screens / $4,463]
WKND = $1,285,407 / TOTAL = $7,713,631

5. Devil [147 screens / $2,480]
WKND = $364,597 / TOTAL = $1,099,095

6. Fair Game [137 screens / $2,418]
WKND = $331,245 / TOTAL = $1,882,899

7. The Social Network [103 screens / $2,471]
WKND = $241,210 / TOTAL = $11,179,383

8. RED [68 screens / $2,047]
WKND = $139,204 / TOTAL = $7,886,514

9. The Last Exorcism [91 screens / $1,181]
WKND = $107,475 / TOTAL = $1,140,533

10. Jackass 3D [53 screens / $2,012]
WKND = $106,660 / TOTAL = $9,910,360

The biggest new entry into the top 10 over the weekend is The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – must be school holidays time! Due Date rounds out the strong top four films, and from Devil at number 5 down to Jackass 3D at number 10 the figures are quite average. Jackass 3D falls from seven last week to 10, and will no doubt be bumped further down next week; still with almost $10 million to date it’s clearly been a favourite with Australian audiences.

Disappointingly, Aussie film Red Hill has dropped from number 10 last week to number 19, barely beating Copacabana. A new film to hit the list is No Problem … never heard of it? No problem – neither have we! Showing on only 17 screens it’s pulled a modest $66,601 in its first week.

With preview screenings of highly anticipated Boxing Day films coming up this weekend we’ll see a shake up with the results next week – good news for the new films, bad news for the struggling independents hanging on for dear life.

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

One Response to “>Australian Box Office – Potter plummets!”

  1. >Gosh! I wanna see Megamind so bad!

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