The Inbetweeners 2 in at number one as Dr Who screenings top $600k at the cinema

British comedy The Inbetweeners 2 cracked the number one spot in the Australian weekend box office rankings beating out Guardians of the Galaxy which had topped the weekend box office for the last two weeks.

In its opening weekend the film, based on the UK comedy series about four high school students which was filmed on the Gold Coast, took in $3.155m across 308 screens, beating out the Disney’s film Galaxy which took  $2.733m across 480 screens, taking its total Australian box office to $19.093m.

The newest episode of Dr Who, which premiered yesterday on the ABC, was also available to fans to watch on the big screen, with the debut episode of Peter Capaldi ‘Deep Breath’ taking in $629,219 across 146 screens.

Disney nabbed third place on the rankings with its drama The Hundred-foot Journey managing $1.763m over the weekend across 320 screens. The film has made a total of $5.742m at the Australian box office since its release earlier this month.

Sci-fi movie Lucy and action film The Expendables 3 round out the top five, taking in $1.142m across 259 screens and $900,710 across 303 screens respectively.

Hercules continues to remain in the top ten, making $136, 562 across 127 screens. The film’s total Australian box office takings stands at $8.03m.

Australian film These Final Hours managed to take in $5,772 across 11 screens, taking its total box office to a disappointing $456,116 for what has been an award winning movie.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
The Inbetweeners 2 (Roadshow) $3,155,050 308 $3,246,089
Guardians Of The Galaxy (Disney) $2,733,263 480 $19,093,493
The Hundred-foot Journey (Disney) $1,763,587 320 $5,742,710
Lucy (Universal) $1,142,714 259 $12,972,765
The Expendables 3 (Roadshow) $900,710 303 $3,184,507
Dr Who: Deep Breath (Sharmill) $629,219 146 $629,219
Begin Again (Roadshow) $306,429 90 $979,360
Hercules (Paramount) $136,562 127 $8,030,205
Freedom (Heritage) $124,356 98 $124,356
Most Wanted Man, A (Roadshow) $120,586 43 $1,124,689
(Sony) $119,613 72 $7,303,166
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Fox) $119,139 137 $26,329,253
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared (Studiocanal) $108,771 35 $164,581
And So It Goes (Studiocanal) $95,787 145 $1,204,585
Deepsea Challenge 3d (Label) $93,049 55 $101,865
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (Fox) $88,315 59 $18,206,032
Mrs. Brown (Universal) $87,833 118 $4,765,224
20,000 Days On Earth (Madman) $74,242 12 $135,411
Rio 2 (Fox) $56,142 44 $12,083,949
Postman Pat: The Movie (Pinnacle Films) $55,355 153 $173,677

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