Chris Hemsworth’s 12 Strong fails to crack $1m at weekend box office, with Black Panther earning additional $3.2m

Disney’s Black Panther has dominated at the weekend box office for the fourth consecutive week, raking in an additional $3.2m across 454 screens. The film has now earned over $32m at the Australian box office and has cracked the $1bn mark internationally, fending off a challenge from fellow Disney film A Wrinkle in Time in North America.

Roadshow’s 12 Strong, which stars Chris Hemsworth as a US Special Forces leader in Afghanistan and boasts Jerry Bruckheimer as a producer, couldn’t dent Black Panther’s performance and failed to crack the $1m mark in its first outing at the local weekend box office. 

The film screened in 254 locations and earned $917,076.

The closest competitor to Black Panther was Fox’s Red Sparrow. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Australia’s Joel Edgerton, and pulled in an additional $1.997m from 296 screens. Last week, during its opening weekend, Red Sparrow earned $2.76m. Its total earnings now sit at $5.76m.

Game Night had its third outing at the weekend box office. Its earnings of $946,261 from 246 screens took its total up to $5.166m.

A Wrinkle in Time hits Australian cinemas on Thursday, 29 March.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Black Panther (Disney) $3,203,132 454 $32,769,483
Red Sparrow (Fox) $1,996,944 296 $5,759,028
Game Night (Wb) $946,261 246 $5,166,498
12 Strong (Roadshow) $917,076 254 $923,102
Finding Your Feet (Eone) $604,278 256 $3,517,401
The Greatest Showman (Fox) $558,238 214 $32,316,704
The Shape Of Water (Fox) $389,046 212 $4,031,045
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox) $330,574 198 $10,916,871
Fifty Shades Freed (Universal) $238,144 170 $14,037,279
Monster Family (Roadshow) $215,674 206 $229,479
Death Wish (Rialto) $212,587 123 $215,902
Lady Bird (Universal) $211,242 157 $3,589,805
I, Tonya (Roadshow) $177,801 133 $8,460,124
Darkest Hour (Universal) $117,874 109 $7,173,236
Operation Red Sea (Tangren) $109,163 18 $754,350
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (Sony) $103,276 61 $48,421,079
The Mercy (Studiocanal) $90,299 59 $99,265
Sweet Country (Transmission) $72,882 108 $1,766,230
Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool (Transmission) $59,524 107 $405,279
Winchester (Studiocanal) $54,587 89 $831,773


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