Magic Mike opens strongly but Dark Knight Rises stays top of box office

Steven Soderbergh’s new film Magic Mike opened strongly as The Dark Knight Rises held on to top spot in its second weekend at the Australian box office.

Soderbergh’s film, about a team of male strippers, took a screen average of $11,505 across 332 screens, for a $3.819m opening weekend.

Distributed by Roadshow, Magic Mike stars Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum and Olivia Munn.

The super-hero film, directed by Christopher Nolan and distributed by Warner Bros through Roadshow, added another $7.412m to gross to $26.707m locally, and maintained the 628 screens it opened across last week, for a $11,804 screen average.

Australian film Not Suitable For Children, distributed by Icon, took another $45,000 in its third week across 38 screens for a $1,194 average. The film has taken $421,510 to date.

Local documentary I Am Eleven, distributed by Proud Mother Pictures and in its fourth week, took $31, 452 across 14 screens for a $2,247 average.

Rolf de Heer’s The King is Dead, distributed by Pinnacle Films, also in its third week, took $10,259 across five screens for a $2,052 average. The film now stands at $46,998.

Elsewhere in limited release, Carry On Jatta, directed by Sumeep Kang and distributed by Indies took $160,000 across just 20 screens for a $7,995 screen average.

Sharmill films’s 25th anniversary screenings of Star Trek: The Next Generation saw $47,630 across 18 screens for a $2,646 average.

The Madman-distributed And If We Lived Together? written and directed by Stephane Robelin took $41,235 across nine screens for a $4,582 screen average while Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, also distributed by Indies took $35,022 across 11 screens for a $3,184 average.

The final film to be released this week, In Darkness, distributed by Roadshow and directed by Agnieszka Holland took $28,777 across seven screens for a $4,111 average.

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