Cinderella dominates weekend box office but Get Hard tops average screen take

Disney’s remake of the fairytale Cinderella dominated the weekend’s box office earnings, taking more than twice as much as any other film.

Starring Australian actress Cate Blanchett as Cinderella’s stepmother, the movie took in $4.355m on its first weekend, and a total of $4.79m since it opened in Australia on 402 screens last Thursday.

The second film in the Divergent series, Insurgent, was second with $2.085m on 261 screens in its second weekend.

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart’s film Get Hard took $1.771m on its first weekend – but made more per screen than Cinderella, as it was only shown on just 154 screens.

Dreamworks’ latest film, Home, earned $1.641m on its second weekend.

Focus, the Will Smith film also starring Australian Margot Robbie, placed fifth over the weekend, adding $611,000 to take its total box office to more than $8m.

And despite showing for more than a month, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel earned $574,000 on 287 screens.

Sam Buckingham-Jones

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Cinderella (Disney) $4,355,219 402 $4,790,591
Insurgent (Eone) $2,085,735 261 $7,245,296
Get Hard (Wb) $1,771,330 154 $1,771,330
Home (Fox) $1,640,747 312 $5,122,961
Focus (Wb) $611,536 0 $8,038,967
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox) $574,239 287 $14,312,954
Shaun The Sheep (Studiocanal) $538,764 0 $734,516
Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water (Paramount) $453,990 270 $493,426
Run All Night (Wb) $313,059 175 $1,339,279
Chappie (Sony) $272,728 216 $2,922,998
Kingsman: The Secret Service (Fox) $215,062 109 $17,798,058
Little Chaos, A (Paramount) $199,098 59 $252,473
That Sugar Film (Madman) $178,437 54 $839,757
Fifty Shades Of Grey (Universal) $98,627 46 $23,597,277
Leviathan (Palace) $85,310 14 $204,647
Big Eyes (Roadshow) $85,235 43 $319,775
Dior And I (Madman) $84,260 17 $140,836
What We Did On Our Holiday (Paramount) $41,489 0 $1,656,869
Infinitely Polar Bear (Icon) $31,570 28 $33,371
Love Is Strange (Rialto) $20,126 17 $188,848

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