Hemsworth’s Snow White opens strong as The Avengers enters local history books

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth helped drive box office audiences for both of his films this week with Snow White and the Huntsman the most watched film and The Avengers became the third highest grossing film at the local box office.

Snow White, distributed by Universal, took $6.194m at the box office over the weekend according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia, across 379 screens for a hefty $16,345 screen average.

Meanwhile, Hemsworth’s other theatrical release, The Avengers, has become the third highest grossing film of all time at the Australian box office. In its ninth week the superhero film made another $307,314, taking its overall box office to $52,752,000.

Coming in second at the box office over the weekend, Walt Disney animation Brave opened across 425 screens for a $5,905 screen average to take $2.509m for the weekend with another $1m in pre-sales.

A Royal Affair, distributed by Madman, topped the limited release table, taking $165,000 across 24 screens for a screen average of $6,855.

An adaptation of The Three Stooges by directing duo the Farrelly brothers opened across 46 screens to take $89,500 for a screen average of $1,946.

Meanwhile Indian film Teri Meri Kahaani, directed by Kunal Kohli and distributed by Eros Australia, took $77,000 across 16 screens for a a $4,786 average as Elena, distributed by Palace took $73,000 across 14 screens for a $5,195 screen average.

Sharmill’s screening of the National Theatre Live’s Frankenstein, as directed by Slumdog Millionaire’s Danny Boyle, went out on 11 screens for a $5,798 average to take $63,780.

Motorway, directed by Pou-Soi Cheang and distributed by Dream Movie, $37,898 across seven screens for an average $5,414. while The Bob Marley documentary Marley, directed by Kevin Macdonald and distributed Roadshow, opened quietly after its Sydney Film Festival run, across just six screens to take $30,393 and average $5,066 per screen.

Desi Romeos, directed by Shafaq Khan and distributed by Reel Dreamz, opened on just one screen to take $5,278.



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