Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers biopic The Post earns $2.5m from Australian audiences on opening weekend

Steven Spielberg’s latest film The Post made more than $2.5m on its opening weekend at the Australian box office, although its earnings were well behind that of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, The Post tells the true story of the journalists from The Washington Post who published the Pentagon Papers revealing the US government’s Vietnam War failings.

According to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia report, the film took $1.846m over the weekend.

But it wasn’t enough to defeat Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at the weekend box office. The film collected an additional $4.729m across 465 screens over the weekend. It was top selling film for the third consecutive week.

Next was Pitch Perfect 3, which took $2.688m across 388 screens. Since its launch, it has made $15.672m.

Hugh Jackman’s new film The Greatest Showman came in third with $2.573m in earnings over the weekend. It has made $16.734m in total.

Fifth place after The Post went to Star Wars: The Last Jedi with its total earnings climbing to above $54m since opening. It pulled in $1.773m at the weekend box office.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (Sony) $4,729,836 465 $35,722,883
Pitch Perfect 3 (Universal) $2,688,746 388 $15,672,073
The Greatest Showman (Fox) $2,573,411 344 $16,714,953
The Post (Eone) $1,846,576 312 $2,017,089
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney) $1,773,929 342 $54,455,995
Darkest Hour (Universal) $1,182,088 151 $1,300,378
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox) $1,148,913 102 $3,765,651
Coco (Disney) $1,042,335 300 $8,107,845
All The Money In The World (Roadshow) $879,913 227 $2,944,317
Ferdinand (Fox) $836,323 281 $11,023,407
Paddington 2 (Studiocanal) $785,262 295 $7,466,204
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (Roadshow) $751,227 251 $783,573
Wonder (Roadshow) $242,657 111 $12,168,844
Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds (Madman) $188,428 14 $200,819
Downsizing (Paramount) $182,264 200 $3,073,240
Call Me By Your Name (Sony) $130,390 37 $1,149,491
Murder On The Orient Express (Fox) $101,938 42 $16,078,475
Just To Be Sure (Palace) $101,390 27 $1,162,597
Daddy's Home 2 (Paramount) $56,544 40 $12,799,973
Goldbuster (Magnum) $53,428 15 $53,428

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