Office Christmas Party debuts at number three at weekend box office

Christmas comedy Office Christmas Party debuted in cinemas at weekend box with $2.108m in earnings, but was unable to unseat Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.


The film, which premiered on December 8, tells the story of a corporate CEO (Jennifer Aniston) who tries to close the local Chicago branch of the business run by her brother’s (T.J Miller).

In order to save the business Miller and his chief technical officer, played by Jason Bateman, host an epic office Christmas party.

While the comedy managed third spot in its first weekend, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dominated for the fourth consecutive week achieving $2.216m at box office.

Produced and written by JK Rowling, the film had earned $26.752m since its Australian premiere.

Animated film Trolls maintained its position behind Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for the second weekend in a row, achieving $2.175m in earnings.

The children’s film debuted on December 1 and has made a total of $7.249m in its first two weeks at box office. 

Underworld: Blood Wars slipped to fourth place in its second weekend at box office making a total of  $750,352.

Directed by Anna Foerster, the horror film had collected a total of $2.888m, earning $1.545m in its first weekend at box office alone.

Mel Gibson’s war biopic Hacksaw Ridge came in at fifth place over the weekend, making $484,524 in earnings.

The film made $1.609m in its opening days and has collected a total of $7.214m.

Last week the film collected five AACTA awards and four gongs at AACTA’s screen craft awards.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Wb) $2,216,619 393 $26,752,555
Trolls (Fox) $2,175,359 487 $7,249,429
Office Christmas Party (Eone) $2,108,694 418 $2,207,225
Underworld: Blood Wars (Sony) $750,352 278 $2,888,281
Hacksaw Ridge (Icon) $484,524 204 $7,214,167
Arrival (Roadshow) $428,909 186 $6,965,237
Doctor Strange (Disney) $304,753 142 $20,493,807
The Founder (Roadshow) $295,193 220 $2,376,997
The Accountant (Wb) $160,023 83 $5,800,910
Your Name (Madman) $117,755 29 $882,069
Bad Santa 2 (Madman) $112,376 143 $1,367,977
The Light Between Oceans (Eone) $98,235 122 $2,995,145
Nocturnal Animals (Universal) $76,523 42 $1,707,667
Queen Of Katwe (Disney) $74,347 95 $288,306
I, Daniel Blake (Transmission) $55,155 36 $563,089
The Fencer (Palace) $51,393 19 $292,366
Rosalie Blum (Palace) $47,848 18 $315,483
Sword Master (Chinalion Film) $33,860 10 $33,860
Up For Love (Icon) $32,313 41 $127,144
The Girl On The Train (Eone) $31,443 31 $15,849,803

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