It: Chapter 2 knocks off Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, earning $5.9m in its opening weekend

It: Chapter 2 debuted at the top of the box office over the weekend, knocking off Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The horror film is the sequel to the 2017 adaptation of Steven King’s novel It. Chapter 2 took in $5.9m from 501 screens, down from the first film which made $7 million in its opening weekend.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood experienced a 48% drop from the previous weekend, receiving $1.385m from 438 screens. After three weeks at number one, the film’s running total has reached $18m.

Disney’s The Lion King remake held firm at number three, after nine weeks at the box office. Over the weekend the film added $706,015 to its running total of $62.5m after showing across 283 screens. The Lion King is now the fourth highest grossing film in Australia, shifting ahead of Avengers: Infinity War. To catch up to Avengers: Endgame, the film would have to earn another $22m at the box office.

Action flick Angel Has Fallen earned $688,566 over the weekend from 261 screens, a drop of 52% from the previous weekend. Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, received just $366,979 from 198 screens.

Also debuting this week was American comedy, The Farewell, which sees a young woman and her family organise a farewell gathering for their terminally ill grandmother. The film, which stars actor and rapper Awkwafina, earned just $332,318 from 64 screens.

After debuting last week in 17th place with $97,612, Australian horror film The Nightingale earned $67,578 from 32 screens. And Adam Goodes documentary, The Australian Dream, earned $83,346 in its third week, making its current box office total $511,219.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
It: Chapter 2 (Wb) $5,904,600 501 $6,433,500
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Sony) $1,385,624 438 $18,215,156
The Lion King (2019) (Disney) $706,015 283 $62,595,585
Angel Has Fallen (Roadshow) $688,566 261 $4,838,625
Fast & Furious: Hobbs And Shaw (Universal) $366,979 198 $18,418,039
The Farewell (Roadshow) $332,318 64 $479,965
Palm Beach (Universal) $189,347 220 $4,152,913
Ne Zha (Cmc Pictures) $187,742 36 $1,804,560
Dog's Journey, A (Universal) $174,209 212 $1,887,959
Amazing Grace (Studiocanal) $137,549 113 $540,547
Danger Close: The Battle Of Long Tan (Transmission) $127,962 161 $2,748,672
The Kitchen (Wb) $116,839 247 $660,817
Weathering With You (Madman) $86,780 53 $1,069,663
The Australian Dream (Madman) $83,346 85 $833,202
Saaho (hindi) (Mindblowing Films) $80,470 39 $536,907
Toy Story 4 (Disney) $75,203 88 $41,504,285
Little Women (Heritage) $68,596 56 $71,007
The Nightingale (2019) (Transmission) $67,578 32 $327,329
Take Home Pay (M2s1 Films) $65,870 28 $71,355
Ittymaani: Made In China (Indies) $60,317 22 $60,317

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