Fast and Furious parks on top while The Internship takes in $2m

The Internship posterAction blockbuster Fast and Furious 6 has maintained its stronghold on the top of the Australian box office, while The Internship debuted in third position over the weekend.

The comedy, starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn and set at Google’s headquarters, made $2.3m across 263 screens, making an average of $8816, the numbers from Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia indicate.

The Internship has not been received well by critics, getting a 33 per cent “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Great Gatsby continued to hold its own, remaining in second position and taking more than $2.75m in its third weekend of showings.

A slew of films made their debut this weekend.

Animated comedy Despicable Me 2 was previewed on 395 screens around Australia and took $2.17 million at the box office.

M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi adventure film After Earth took $1.875 million at the box office across 258 screens with an average $7268.

Blockbuster trio The Hangover Part III, Star Trek Into Darkness and Iron Man 3 collectively fell to sixth, seventh and eighth places.

 

Box Office June 17 MPDAA

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