Non-stop claims Australian box office top spot

StudioCanal’s Non-stop has claimed the Australian box office number one spot in its first weekend, making $1.869 million across 246 screens.

The Liam Neeson thriller, which tells the story of an air marshal springing into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150m into an off-shore account, beat out Aussie horror Wolf Creek 2 which was bumped into second place.

It made just over $1 million across 218 screens over the weekend, taking the film’s box office total to $3.242 million.

While Leonardo DiCaprio did miss out on Oscar glory at today’s Academy Awards, The Wolf of Wall Street continues to do well in Australian box offices, taking in nearly $900,000 across 228 screens taking the film’s total to more than $21m since launching in January.

The winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture was 12 Years A Slave which made just under $500,000 over 160 screens, taking the films taking to just over $5 million locally.

While The Dallas Buyers Club may be proving to be a critical success with Matthew McConaughey taking home the best actor gong and Jared Leto named the best supporting actor for their turns in the film, it hasn’t proved a success in the Australian box office. Over the weekend it managed $279,384 across 76 screens, taking its total box office takings in Australia to just $1.329 million.

American Hustle took in $71,252 across 64 screens over the weekend taking the films box office total to $13.263 million however Jennifer Lawrence missed out on a second Oscar for her turn as Rosalyn Rosenfeld with Lupita Nyong’o winning the Best Supporting Actress prize for her role in 12 Years A Slave.

Gravity, which won seven Oscars including best director and best visual effects, made $74,839 across 43 screens taking the film’s Australian box office takings to $21.920 million.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Non-stop (Studiocanal) $1,869,355 246 $1,869,355
Wolf Creek 2 (Roadshow) $1,009,865 218 $3,242,765
The Wolf Of Wall Street (Roadshow) $898,128 228 $21,101,674
Lone Survivor (Bvi) $897,446 230 $2,925,509
Last Vegas (Universal) $596,913 233 $5,929,187
Robocop (Sony) $503,117 194 $6,510,591
12 Years A Slave (Icon) $495,218 160 $5,100,811
3 Days To Kill (Roadshow) $483,428 163 $483,428
Are We Officially Dating? (Studiocanal) $296,247 161 $2,228,903
The Dallas Buyers Club (Pinnacle Films) $279,384 76 $1,329,733
Le Week-end (Paramount) $198,008 59 $560,056
Endless Love (Universal) $189,842 174 $1,990,562
The Book Thief (Fox) $180,039 92 $13,647,507
Frozen (Disney) $156,542 134 $34,769,871
Shaadi Ke Side Effects (Eros) $145,487 23 $145,487
Philomena (Eone /hopscotch) $123,755 115 $11,078,221
Nebraska (Roadshow) $122,082 45 $339,277
The Wind Rises (Madman) $116,392 9 $144,648
Gravity (Wb) $74,839 43 $21,920,676
American Hustle (Roadshow) $71,252 64 $13,263,460

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