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Aussie film The Dressmaker finally knocks The Martian off the top of the box office

Australian film The Dressmaker has knocked The Martian off the top of the box office standings taking in more than $3m in its opening weekend.

The film, starring Kate Winslet as a woman returning to her outback home town in 1951 to solve a murder mystery – and introduce the locals to high fashion – grabbed $3.164m on its opening weekend on 384 screens.

It finally ended The Martian’s month-long stint at the top of the box office, relegating the Matt Damon survival flick to second spot with $1.59m on 386 screens, with a total take of $23.2m so far.

Vin Diesel film The Last Witchhunter sat in fourth spot on its launch weekend taking $1.1m on 182 screens just behind Bridge of Spies ($1.3m) and ahead of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension with $701,000 on 319 screens, well down on last week’s $1.339m.

Kids comedy Hotel Transylvania 2 was released in time for Halloween but failed to make a big impact taking just $275,000 on 120 screens.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
The Dressmaker (Universal) $3,164,038 384 $3,576,832
The Martian (Fox) $1,598,326 386 $23,219,186
Bridge Of Spies (Fox) $1,303,444 0 $3,844,639
The Last Witch Hunter (Eone) $1,101,159 182 $1,108,523
Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension (Paramount) $701,304 319 $2,418,958
Burnt (Roadshow) $512,361 248 $1,771,347
The Intern (Wb) $430,343 215 $8,370,361
Hotel Transylvania 2 (Sony) $275,221 120 $275,221
Crimson Peak (Universal) $180,181 158 $1,821,623
Legend (Studiocanal) $179,362 152 $1,726,221
Oddball (Roadshow) $166,283 203 $10,331,098
The Witness (Chinalion Film) $87,320 10 $87,320
Miss You Already (Eone) $81,820 114 $1,853,476
Black Mass (Wb) $79,474 90 $2,707,571
Sicario (Roadshow) $78,282 55 $5,167,557
Mistress America (Fox) $72,989 20 $72,989
Pan (Wb) $67,053 98 $7,063,843
Alex & Eve (Magic Box Ent.) $64,812 34 $223,296
The Lobster (Sony) $64,152 10 $179,821
Sleeping With Other People (Madman) $60,263 35 $71,937
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