Red Dog: True Blue drops to tenth place in Australian box after just one week

Australian family film Red Dog: True Blue has slipped into tenth place in Australia’s box office numbers, raking in $933,669 over the weekend.

The prequel to the 2011 film Red Dog, which is also directed by Kriv Stenders, tells the story of Red Dog, his origins and his owner before he became an Australian legend.

The first film, Red Dog, brought in $10.5m in its first month. The prequel has so far earned $5.173m after performing well during the holiday period, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia figures.

Meanwhile, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was knocked off the top slot by animated film Sing, which took a total of  $3.370m in its second weekend.

Produced by Illumination entertainment, Sing tells the story of Buster Moon, a Koala who tries to restore his theatre by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

In its previous week, Sing had been unable to beat the Star Wars spin off – earning $4.448m in its debut weekend, just short of the Disney film’s $5.886m.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story now sits in third place, earning $3.089m at weekend box office. The film had made a total of $43.873m since it opened including an opening of $14.757m.

In second place, Roadshow’s Passengers pulled in $3.196m over the weekend.

The American sci-fi film, features Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt awakening from hibernation alone on a spaceship.

Passengers has made a total of $7.970m since its debut on January 1.

Disney’s animated film Moana slipped into fourth place in its second weekend at box office, achieving $3.029m. Moana has collected a total of $15.282m in earnings.

Assassin’s Creed managed fifth place in its debut weekend at box office, making $2.356m.

Since January 1, the film had managed to make $6.164m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Sing (Universal) $3,370,167 386 $17,710,902
Passengers (Roadshow) $3,196,645 353 $7,970,370
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Disney) $3,089,374 403 $43,873,227
Moana (Disney) $3,029,103 358 $15,282,135
Assassin's Creed (Fox) $2,356,448 292 $6,164,900
Allied (Paramount) $1,708,924 238 $8,355,603
La La Land (Eone) $1,690,569 172 $7,631,579
Why Him? (Fox) $1,590,139 261 $7,824,200
The Edge Of Seventeen (Roadshow) $1,135,140 174 $1,377,083
Red Dog: True Blue (Roadshow) $933,669 322 $5,173,228
Trolls (Fox) $461,385 196 $16,107,347
United Kingdom, A (Transmission) $293,028 78 $1,396,971
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Wb) $240,472 85 $31,760,246
Rosalie Blum (Palace) $192,702 25 $1,086,195
Dangal (Mindblowing Films) $179,282 27 $2,451,345
Arrival (Roadshow) $105,063 24 $7,841,611
Hacksaw Ridge (Icon) $86,322 114 $8,416,865
Paterson (Madman) $85,256 14 $322,794
The Accountant (Wb) $63,411 10 $6,057,582
Master (Jbg Pictures) $56,688 15 $110,522

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