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George Clooney’s The Monuments Men dominates weekend box office

The Monuments Men dominated the weekend’s box office, taking $2,319,102 across 323 screens, pushing 300: Rise Of An Empire to second spot.

The film directed by George Clooney who also starred alongside Matt Damon and Bill Murray, which had its Australian premiere earlier in the week, tells the story of a World War II platoon tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

It made $732,301 more than its nearest rival 300: Rise of An Empire, sequel to the oft-imitated 300, which made $1.586 million across 467 screens, taking its total Australian box office takings to just under $6 million.

Need for Speed, which stars Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, made $1.513 million across 457 screens over the weekend on its first weekend since opening.

Oscar winning 12 Years A Slave made $381,851 across 209 screens with fellow Oscar winning film The Dallas Buyers Club taking in $232, 700 across 78 screens.

Australian film Tracks, which stars Mia Wasikowska, made $313,527 across 203 screens, taking its total Australian box office takings to $1.458 million, while The Wolf of Wall Street took $329,088, taking its total to $22,570,968.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
The Monuments Men (Fox) $2,319,102 323 $2,520,352
300: Rise Of An Empire (Wb) $1,586,801 467 $5,960,525
Need For Speed (Disney) $1,513,581 457 $1,528,726
Non-stop (Studiocanal) $648,511 235 $4,520,352
Vampire Academy (Studiocanal) $400,736 164 $1,329,858
12 Years A Slave (Icon) $381,851 209 $6,719,439
The Wolf Of Wall Street (Roadshow) $329,088 112 $22,570,968
Tracks (Paramount) $313,527 203 $1,458,250
Wolf Creek 2 (Roadshow) $248,316 177 $4,460,540
The Dallas Buyers Club (Pinnacle Films) $232,700 78 $2,208,972
Lone Survivor (Bvi) $139,092 125 $3,905,738
Last Vegas (Universal) $119,800 113 $6,627,158
Robocop (Sony) $71,293 60 $6,985,937
Le Week-end (Paramount) $68,900 55 $854,004
Are We Officially Dating? (Studiocanal) $60,577 38 $2,551,721
The Wind Rises (Madman) $51,767 10 $364,164
Generation Iron (Madman) $51,482 14 $57,682
The Armstrong Lie (Sony) $47,787 8 $53,754
Nebraska (Roadshow) $41,883 36 $548,708
The Book Thief (Fox) $39,098 30 $13,911,070
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