Hacksaw Ridge beats The Accountant but can’t match Doctor Strange at the box office

New Mel Gibson war biopic Hacksaw Ridge could not compete with Disney’s Doctor Strange at the box office over the weekend, securing $1.609m on its opening days.

The film, which stars Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington and was shot throughout NSW, managed to outstrip new Ben Affleck film The Accountant, which managed $1.572m on its opening days.

Neither could match the pulling power, or marketing budget, of Disney’s Doctor Strange, which took $3.706m on its second weekend to push its earnings to $12.328m, so far.

Another Australian-centred film, The Light Between Oceans, starring Michael Fassbender, which tells the story of a lighthouse keeper in remote WA, managed $655,709 on its first weekend to find fifth place in the charts.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Doctor Strange (Disney) $3,706,137 558 $12,328,789
Hacksaw Ridge (Icon) $1,609,454 266 $1,701,159
The Accountant (Wb) $1,572,963 293 $1,582,646
The Girl On The Train (Eone) $756,463 296 $14,374,091
The Light Between Oceans (Eone) $655,709 144 $655,709
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Paramount) $534,325 255 $5,574,759
Keeping Up With The Joneses (Fox) $294,151 235 $2,520,583
Ouija: Origin Of Evil (Universal) $245,107 144 $2,059,663
Hell Or High Water (Madman) $190,317 87 $735,483
Inferno (Sony) $144,807 170 $5,177,210
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Mindblowing Films) $134,564 29 $732,537
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Fox) $125,515 127 $11,071,306
Robinson Crusoe (Studiocanal) $109,870 167 $250,396
Cafe Society (Eone) $99,605 66 $766,239
Storks (Wb) $83,368 0 $8,099,801
The Secret Life Of Pets (Universal) $81,295 130 $29,303,799
Elle (Sony) $48,776 16 $152,872
Where Am I Going? (Palace) $46,451 15 $711,557
Mr. Donkey (Chinalion Film) $39,564 10 $39,564
Pete's Dragon (Disney) $36,843 63 $7,110,848

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