The Avengers takes $8m, Wish You Were Here stays in top ten
The Avengers took another $8.232m at the box office this week, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.
With 627 screens, the film added six screens to its opening weekend count for a screen average of $13,130.
The film has taken $31m to date. In the US, where the film opened on Friday 4 May, it broke the country’s opening weekend box office record by taking $US200.3m.
Meanwhile, Kieran Darcy-Smith’s Wish You Were Here maintained the 38 screens it opened across last week for a further $0.212m and a screen average of $5,568, bringing the takings to $0.645m.
In second place overall at the Australian box office was comedy The Five Year Engagement starring Jason Segel, Emily Blunt and Australia’s Jacki Weaver as Blunt’s mother.
The film took $1.9m across 276 screens for a screen average of $7,037.
Also opening this weekend was American war film Act of Valour, which took $0.433m across 150 screens, for an average of $2,885.
The re-released 3D version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which also opened this weekend took $0.211m across 150 screens for a $1,408 screen average.
Opening in limited release, the new Audrey Tautou film Delicacy, directed by brothers David and Stephane Foenkinos took $76,732 across 23 screens for an average of $3,336, while the broadcast of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake took $66,038 across 30 screens for a $2,201 average.