Kingsman: The Secret Service knocks American Sniper from top spot in weekend box office

Kingsman: The Secret Service has stormed the box office in its opening weekend, to push American Sniper out of the top spot.

The film, which is based on a comic book and tells the story of a super-secret spy organisation that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius, grabbed $3.12m across 370 screens.

American Sniper held onto second place after pulling in $1.944m across 308 screens, taking its total Aussie box office takings to $14.504m as The Theory of Everything was pushed into third place after failing to crack $1m in ticket sales this weekend.

The movie, a biopic about the life of academic Stephen Hawking starring Eddie Redmayne, made $964,930 across 232 screens taking its total local takings to $3.103m.

The Imitation Game came in at fourth place despite only pulling in $610,438 across 227 screens while Australian film Paper Planes grabbed fifth place after making $474,010 across 277 screens.

The film has made a total of $7.739m at the local box office.

Mark Wahlberg’s latest film The Gambler grabbed $401,856 in its opening weekend to secure sixth place.

Oscar best picture favourite Birdman pulled in $285,027 across 146 screens to take its local takings to $4.870m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Kingsman: The Secret Service (Fox) $4,121,791 370 $4,357,080
American Sniper (Roadshow) $1,944,909 308 $14,504,854
The Theory Of Everything (Universal) $964,930 232 $3,103,471
The Imitation Game (Roadshow) $610,438 227 $16,435,688
Paper Planes (Roadshow) $474,010 277 $7,739,954
The Gambler (Paramount) $401,856 176 $485,134
The Wedding Ringer (Sony) $345,782 167 $2,633,838
Birdman (Fox) $285,027 146 $4,870,542
Wild (Fox) $282,570 178 $2,386,230
Unbroken (Universal) $231,896 219 $5,877,181
Still Alice (Icon) $226,231 75 $781,025
The Water Diviner (Universal) $225,393 169 $15,233,487
Into The Woods (Disney) $215,494 161 $11,589,380
Mortdecai (Roadshow) $206,071 204 $1,002,548
Taken 3 (Fox) $205,939 134 $14,340,892
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (Wb) $184,659 74 $34,604,534
Big Hero 6 (Disney) $157,901 155 $21,403,510
Yennai Arindhaal (Mks Retail) $153,680 12 $153,680
Penguins Of Madagascar (Fox) $117,362 171 $15,389,159
Foxcatcher (Roadshow) $106,738 42 $445,388


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