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Australia shows love for The Hateful Eight, propelling Tarantino film to top of the box office

The Hateful Eight has entered the Australian box office at number one over the weekend, beating Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant into second spot.

Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, which tell the story of a bounty hunter and his prisoner taking shelter in cabin inhabited by nefarious characters, took $2.422m on 306 screens, while last week’s number one, The Revenant, managed $2.284m on 275 screens.

Goosebumps took $1.935m on 301 screens in its second week, while last year’s biggest film Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still managing to take in some big bucks more than a month after launch with $1.826m on 268 screens, with total takings of $88.275m to date.

It now looks unlikely to topple the all time record of $105m set by Avatar.

Big budget disaster film The 5th Wave continues to stutter along with $1.5m on the weekend on 201 screens, with total takings of $4.686m so far.

Meanwhile the remake of Point Break continues to limp along, taking $103,157 on 110 screens, with total takings of $5.435m so far.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
The Hateful Eight (Roadshow) $2,422,585 306 $3,401,798
The Revenant (Fox) $2,284,715 275 $13,214,591
Goosebumps (Roadshow) $1,935,582 301 $6,783,426
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney) $1,826,202 268 $88,275,958
The 5th Wave (Sony) $1,506,383 201 $4,686,007
Sisters (Universal) $1,394,938 282 $9,390,198
The Big Short (Paramount) $1,226,147 193 $3,763,354
Daddy's Home (Paramount) $1,126,298 233 $19,944,068
Alvin And The Chipmunks: Road Chip (Fox) $828,390 253 $12,634,221
The Danish Girl (Universal) $693,881 125 $833,087
The Good Dinosaur (Disney) $640,494 243 $13,936,306
Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (Fox) $581,541 283 $7,198,994
Ip Man 3 (Magnum) $473,145 19 $478,284
Carol (Transmission) $426,554 89 $1,624,790
Airlift (Mindblowing Films) $196,600 0 $196,600
Suffragette (Transmission) $168,179 83 $3,877,341
The Belier Family (Palace) $135,216 0 $1,649,651
Joy (Fox) $124,242 106 $7,892,040
Point Break (Roadshow) $103,157 110 $5,435,870
The Dressmaker (Universal) $99,001 80 $19,749,649
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