Animated neanderthals beat sci-fi in weekend box office

Olympus Has Fallen poster

DreamWorks family film The Croods and Gerard Butler starrer Olympus Has Fallen both edged out sci-fi blockbuster Oblivion at the Australian box office over the weekend.

According to figures from the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia, The Croods took $2,049,768 across 399 screens averaging $5,137 per screen.

But the Roadshow-distributed Olympus Has Fallen had the highest average of the weekend, making $8,379 per screen across 230 screens taking a total of $1,927,213.

After topping the MPDAA’s box office top 20 last week, Tom Cruise picture Oblivion moved into third place taking $1,844,156 down from $3,318,661 on its opening weekend.

This weekend also marked the first time Robert Redford returned to the screen since 2007, with The Company You Keep. Making its debut at number seven, the film was also directed by Redford and pulled in more than $500,000 in 89 screens around Australia.

Monday April 22 MPDAA summary


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