Despicable Me tops weekend box office as Lone Ranger falls flat

despicable me 2Universal’s animated movie Despicable Me 2 was Australia top grossing box office film over the weekend, taking $4.706m across 477 screens.

Unusually, the film  grew its revenue although it was in its third week of release.

It overtook last weekend’s top film Man Of Steel, which took $4.085m across 553 screens.

The only major new movie was Walt Disney’s The Lone Ranger, which was third for the week with disappointing box office revenue of $3.556m across 353 screens.

Despicable Me 2 has now taken $22.357m since it opened. Man Of Steel has taken $16.833m. The best performing film still on general release is The great Gatsby, which has now moved up to $25.343m in local takings after six weeks on release. This weekend it took another $712,000 across 201 screens.

Meanwhile Wikileaks documentary We Steal Secrets took $67,000 across 23 screens in its opening weekend.

Box office July 8

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia


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