Ford V Ferrari and Last Christmas hold firm at the top of the Australian box office

Ford V Ferrari and Last Christmas have remained untouchable at the top of the Australian box office. The drama about Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca’s efforts to beat the Ferrari racing team in 1966 maintained its hold of the top position, taking $1.949m in its second week across 418 screens and adding to a running total of $5m.

In its third week, Last Christmas earned $1.2m from 277 screens. After debuting to the top spot, the romantic comedy starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding has reached $6.47m in total earnings.

Debuting over the weekend was Chadwick Boseman-fronted police drama, 21 Bridges. The film earned $494,438 from 203 screens, surpassed by Charlie’s Angels in its second week on $993,214. The female-led action reboot of the 1970s TV show experienced a 41% drop on last week, showing across 345 screens. Its total earnings sit at $3.1m.

In its eighth week in the Australian box office, Joker remains in the top five. Its total earnings have surpassed $39.3m in Australia, still showing across 216 screens. Over the weekend, the action film starring Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character, derived from the Batman comics, drew $483,335.

Another debut for the weekend was musical drama, Fisherman’s Friends, which earned $469,870 from 246 screens. It beat both of Disney’s Terminator: Dark Fate, in its fourth week, and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, in its sixth. Terminator drew $397,781 from 217 screens and Maleficent brought in $225,494.

The below graph has been provided by the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia. The total figure for Last Christmas is incorrect, but the correct figure is displayed in the story above. 

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Ford V. Ferrari (Disney) $1,949,438 418 $5,402,312
Last Christmas (Universal) $1,229,597 277 $4,469,868
Charlie's Angels (Sony) $993,214 345 $3,363,900
21 Bridges (Roadshow) $494,438 203 $494,438
Joker (Wb) $483,335 216 $39,336,372
Fisherman's Friends (Roadshow) $469,870 246 $599,643
Terminator: Dark Fate (Disney) $397,781 217 $8,052,732
Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (Disney) $225,494 124 $8,891,637
Official Secrets (Universal) $182,986 62 $352,818
Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep (Wb) $148,025 232 $1,729,800
Countdown (Studiocanal) $138,882 98 $139,484
Judy (Universal) $102,583 171 $3,024,091
Zombieland: Doubletap (Sony) $83,062 97 $5,915,846
Arctic Justice (Icon) $72,140 179 $447,253
Ride Like A Girl (Transmission) $63,079 77 $11,409,006
Bala (Mindblowing Films) $55,328 17 $480,584
Depeche Mode: Spirits In The Forest (Trafalgar) $55,172 41 $55,172
Better Days (Magnum) $45,957 15 $800,802
The Angry Birds Movie 2 (Sony) $43,917 65 $9,902,247
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Sony) $40,195 64 $21,378,096

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