Fast and Furious 6 races to top spot in weekend box office

Fast and Furious 6The sixth addition to the Fast and The Furious franchise has taken more than $11 million at the box office on its debut weekend, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

Fast and Furious 6 was shown on 513 screens across Australia, bringing in an average of $21,614 per screen. The only film to top Fast and Furious 6’s opening weekend has been Disney’s Iron Man 3, which made more than $14 million on its debut weekend back in April.

Baz Luhrmann’s take on the F Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Great Gatsby, continued its strong presence, making a further $4.5 million across 584 screens and averaging $7,817 per screen.

The Hangover Part III made almost $2 million. Iron Man 3 saw its takings drop by half, down to $425,722 but it still placed in the top five fims of the weekend.

National Theatre Live’s new production, This House made its debut and took $95,338 across 31 screens. Fellow debut film Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 made $84,004 across 21 screens, Canadian drama Still Mine made $52,000, and French period drama Farewell, My Queen made $32,000.

Box Office June 10



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