Australian Box Office - 21st September 2017
Leader of the Pack in 2017
Blockbusters in 2017: 14
Dear god in heaven romantic chick flicks are back and leading the charage was Hampstead, an improbable tale of a Us widow who falss in love with some dead leaving wild on Hampstead Heath. Anyways the movie made $2.8 million over five weeks, no doubt from the sort of chicks who own multiple hats, needing the dreaded hat stand and quite possibly a clowder of cats. Also playing less successfully to the same demographic, Gifted managed to scrape by with the less than rousing total of $560K, Roadshow backing something of a lame duck there.
Not quite sure what the hype is about but action comedy Kingsman: The Golden Circle launched itself into top spot on opening weekend with a solid $14,116 average over 405 screens for a bow of $5.7 million and a possible shot at blockbuster status. If this isn't front end load then we should be in for a rocking month with this movie, though of course things go can south real quickly if the movie doesn't pick up good word of month to help push other demographics into seeing it. Personally have no interest, hey it isn't a Bond or anything, so no idea if the movie matches the hype, fingers crossed it does for the punters hitting it already.
After a couple of weekends in top spot horror heavy hitter It dropped to second spot on a 51.9% drop. The movie managed to make an additional $2.4 million pushing total gross to $18.6 million, which should translate to blockbuster status over next weekend. Not sure where this one is heading though I'm thinking around $24 million at this stage. The Emoji Movie dropped -24% but still managed to make $1.55 million bringing total gross to $4.7 million. Okay this is beyond asnine so naturally the gulliable social media types are all over it like flies on the proverbial.
On week number two mother! dropped a shocking 59.8%, throwing any idea of a decent result out with the bath water. Doesn't look like J Law is the drawcard PPI were hoping, but hey ho. The movie did make $282K bringing total gross to $1.26 million, so just maybe the name of the game here is to get the title into public awareness for future disc action. Last weekend I predicted $47K for Tokyo Ghoul and hey I only over cooked by 2K, the movie made a solid enough $45K. Not entirely sure this one is going to be hanging around, but by heck I'm going to be across the discs when released. Actually we need to get our dancing shoes on with coverage of Death Note so we can clear the j-horror decks for this franchise.
What's Coming Up, if anything
So Sony are throwing the remake Flatliners at us, with added bonus of Ellen Page headlining, and I am not going to be overly optimistic on this one with It still thundering around the chart. For the few people who have no idea, the movie revolves around a bunch of medic students who stop their hearts to explore the beyond, and then get revived. Naturally this doesn't work out quite as well as they expected. I am imagining around $1.4 million opening weekend with a final result in the vicinity of $3 million.