New Clint Eastwood film The Mule pulls $1.9m on opening weekend

Clint Eastwood’s newest film The Mule, made $1.9m on its opening weekend, new data from the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia report shows.

The crime drama is based on the life of a 90-year-old horticulturist who takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. It topped the weekend box office, after a run across 311 screens.

One weekend was all it took for The Mule to knock M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero thriller, Glass, into second place over the weekends. The film, starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Anya Taylor-Joy, premiered with $3.3m, and made an additional $1.8m on the weekend across 344 screens.

Meanwhile, animated film How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, adding $1.6m to earnings, helping the film crack $20m at the Australian box office.

New film Green Book, based on the true story of a working-class Italian American bouncer, Tony Lip, who becomes a chauffeur for an African-American classical pianist, Dr Don Shirley, made $1.609m on its opening weekend. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini, and ran across 260 screens.

Instant Family made an additional $1.5m over the weekend, bringing the film’s total to $9.5m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
The Mule (Wb) $1,904,222 311 $1,982,943
Glass (Disney) $1,823,935 344 $6,501,137
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal) $1,628,994 322 $20,102,850
Green Book (Eone) $1,609,780 260 $1,963,550
Instant Family (Paramount) $1,586,648 275 $9,513,458
Aquaman (Wb) $1,342,230 314 $39,297,865
Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Madman) $1,322,354 162 $1,322,354
Mary Poppins Returns (Disney) $1,163,273 310 $17,548,534
Storm Boy (Sony) $1,144,290 309 $3,603,563
Ralph Breaks The Internet (Disney) $800,973 25 $19,511,664
Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) $774,656 232 $50,232,626
Mary Queen Of Scots (Universal) $636,796 236 $2,592,662
The Kid Who Would Be King (Fox) $430,258 231 $1,505,646
Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse (Sony) $352,896 102 $13,047,061
Star Is Born, A (Wb) $267,602 114 $35,007,212
Free Solo (Madman) $259,003 69 $539,137
The Favourite (Fox) $257,361 80 $4,003,199
Uri: The Surgical Strike (Mindblowing Films) $142,894 21 $682,690
Vice (Eone) $129,170 140 $3,610,135
Bumblebee (Paramount) $114,623 58 $11,259,204

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