James Bond’s SPECTRE takes more than $11.3m to post fourth highest opening of year

The latest instalment in the James Bond series SPECTRE took a mammoth $11.3m on its opening three days at the Australian box office.

It is the fourth highest grossing opening of 2015, well behind Jurassic World’s $16m, and $1m down on the last Bond film Skyfall which was out in November 2012.

The 24th in the Bond series opened on 618 screens and took more than five times the second placed film The Dressmaker. Including previews it has already grossed $12m.

Aussie film The Dressmaker continues to do well taking just over $2m at the weekend on 343 screens with a total take of $11.596m so far.

Bollywood film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – which had the biggest opening of all time for a Bollywood movie in India and the UK – was the second biggest opening of the weekend with the film taking $606,365 on just 36 screens to finish fourth overall, averaging $16,843 per screen, just behind SPECTRE’s $18,315 per screen.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Spectre (Sony) $11,318,848 618 $12,069,993
The Dressmaker (Universal) $2,006,555 343 $11,596,432
The Martian (Fox) $615,384 252 $26,338,947
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Mindblowing Films) $606,365 36 $606,365
Bridge Of Spies (Fox) $470,891 258 $6,406,472
The Last Witch Hunter (Eone) $400,436 176 $3,075,212
Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (Paramount) $199,372 198 $828,619
Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension (Paramount) $169,716 198 $3,376,140
The Intern (Wb) $142,187 0 $9,178,415
Oddball (Roadshow) $124,762 160 $10,745,952
Burnt (Roadshow) $119,241 129 $2,626,701
Man Up (Studiocanal) $85,525 103 $344,904
Pan (Wb) $76,434 105 $7,269,192
Vedalam (Mks Retail) $65,645 0 $148,269
He Named Me Malala (Fox) $53,175 36 $56,371
Alex & Eve (Magic Box Ent.) $51,082 30 $399,549
The Lobster (Sony) $46,235 11 $361,574
Ex-files 2: The Backup Strike Back (Magnum) $40,725 9 $172,689
National Theatre Live: Hamlet (benedict Cumberbatch (Sharmill) $39,282 8 $289,965
Legend (Studiocanal) $35,185 39 $1,998,716

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