Annabelle: Creation takes top spot from Dunkirk at weekend box office

It its first weekend at the Australian box office, David Sandberg’s thriller, Annabelle: Creation, climbed to the top of the ladder, earning $2.287m across 231 screens.

The Warner Bros prequel to the 2014 film Annabelle, and fourth instalment of The Conjuring series, tells the story of a former toy maker and his wife, who welcome a nun and six orphaned girls to their farmhouse, before they are all terrorised by Annabelle, a possessed doll.

Annabelle: Creation managed to defeat Dunkirk, which earned $1.728m across 337 screens over the weekend.

According to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia report, the film has earned just short of $19m since its debut in late July.

In third place was Valerian and the City of a Thousands Planets – a sci-fi film which features two special operatives who must work together to maintain order through human territories.

Premiering on August 10, the film made $1.259m on its first weekend at box office.

Fox’s War For The Planet Of The Apes fell from second to fourth place over the weekend, managing $1.055m. It has made $8.867m since its launch.

Fifth was Universal’s thriller Atomic Blonde, which made $900,996 in its first weekend at box office.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Annabelle: Creation (Wb) $2,287,641 231 $2,287,641
Dunkirk (Wb) $1,728,521 337 $18,999,067
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (Eone) $1,259,153 433 $1,307,348
War For The Planet Of The Apes (Fox) $1,055,979 315 $8,867,635
Atomic Blonde (Universal) $900,996 323 $3,683,612
The Big Sick (Roadshow) $822,571 275 $2,767,174
Baby Driver (Sony) $526,717 219 $12,591,648
Wolf Warrior 2 (Cmc Pictures) $383,902 21 $1,302,071
Spider-man: Homecoming (Sony) $297,646 173 $25,211,507
Wind River (Icon) $218,590 67 $309,343
Despicable Me 3 (Universal) $156,494 158 $32,425,200
The Trip To Spain (Madman) $120,376 75 $504,176
Paris Can Wait (Transmission) $95,099 114 $1,435,307
Cars 3 (Disney) $82,817 107 $13,190,468
The Little Mermaid [r/i] (Disney) $73,833 132 $2,181,969
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (Paramount) $73,740 70 $157,697
The Battleship Island (Jbg Pictures) $70,654 15 $70,654
The Time Of Their Lives (Rialto) $65,856 106 $67,136
Finally Found Someone (Abs-cbn Distributors) $61,641 11 $61,641
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Fox) $39,318 56 $5,922,433

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