Steven Soderbergh’s new film Magic Mike opened strongly as The Dark Knight Rises held on to top spot in its second weekend at the Australian box office.
Soderbergh’s film, about a team of male strippers, took a screen average of $11,505 across 332 screens, for a $3.819m opening weekend.
Distributed by Roadshow, Magic Mike stars Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum and Olivia Munn.
The super-hero film, directed by Christopher Nolan and distributed by Warner Bros through Roadshow, added another $7.412m to gross to $26.707m locally, and maintained the 628 screens it opened across last week, for a $11,804 screen average.
Australian film Not Suitable For Children, distributed by Icon, took another $45,000 in its third week across 38 screens for a $1,194 average. The film has taken $421,510 to date.
Local documentary I Am Eleven, distributed by Proud Mother Pictures and in its fourth week, took $31, 452 across 14 screens for a $2,247 average.
Rolf de Heer’s The King is Dead, distributed by Pinnacle Films, also in its third week, took $10,259 across five screens for a $2,052 average. The film now stands at $46,998.
Elsewhere in limited release, Carry On Jatta, directed by Sumeep Kang and distributed by Indies took $160,000 across just 20 screens for a $7,995 screen average.
Sharmill films’s 25th anniversary screenings of Star Trek: The Next Generation saw $47,630 across 18 screens for a $2,646 average.
The Madman-distributed And If We Lived Together? written and directed by Stephane Robelin took $41,235 across nine screens for a $4,582 screen average while Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, also distributed by Indies took $35,022 across 11 screens for a $3,184 average.
The final film to be released this week, In Darkness, distributed by Roadshow and directed by Agnieszka Holland took $28,777 across seven screens for a $4,111 average.