Prometheus stays strong at box office; beats Rock of Ages and That’s My Boy

In its second weekend in release, sci-fi film Prometheus has topped this weekend’s box office results.

The Ridley Scott film, a prequel to his Alien films, took $3.011m across 469 screens for a screen average of $6,421, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

It beat out new releases That’s My Boy, a comedy featuring Adam Sandler as Andy Samberg’s wayward father; and Rock of Ages, glorifying the 80s hey-day of hair metal bands and starring Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin.

That’s My Boy, directed by Sean Anders and released by Sony Pictures, took $1.435m across 226 screens for a strong screen average of $6,349.

Rock Of Ages, directed by Adam Shankman and released by Warner Bros took $1.349m across 302 screens for a $4,468 screen average.

In limited release Cabin in the Woods, written by Joss Whedon and directed by Drew Goddard and starring Australian Chris Hemsworth almost didn’t see a cinematic release at all. by Roadshow the film has taken $85,152 across just seven screens for a $12,165 screen average.

Also in limited release, Take This Waltz, directed by Canadian actress/writer/director Sarah Polley and distributed by eOne/Hopscotch on just 16 screens took $125,000 for an average if $7,801.

Le Chef, which saw strong pre-release sessions last week added another $108,000 across 31 screens for an average of $3,494 taking its cume to $228,000.

Ferrari ki Sawaari, directed by Rajesh Mapuskar and released by Eros Australia opening on 12 screens took $33,000 for an average of $2,718 as Margaret, released by Fox took $21,700 from just one screen.

Sharmill’s screening of Paris Opera Ballet’s Romeo Et Juliette ook $26,000 across 18 screens for a $1,425 average.

In its eighth week, Australian film Wish You Were Here, directed by Keiran-Darcy Smith added another $36,000 across 32 screens for an average of $1,138 and cume of $1.458m while outback-noir film Swerve, directed by Craig Lahiff in its second week took another $10,120 across 15 screens taking the film’s box office to $46,325.


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