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Star Wars maintains box office top spot leaving new Will Ferrell comedy distant second

Three weeks after its release Star Wars: The Force Awakens has taken almost $70m at the box office, recording total sales of $69.949m as of last weekend.

Star Wars remains well ahead of any other film currently screening in cinemas, taking $9m this week from the 741 screens showing the film nationally.

The franchise remains on track to challenge the Australian box office record of $105m held by Avatar.

Meanwhile, Will Ferrell comedy Daddy’s Home took $3.55m to come in a second, bringing its takings to $9.8m, while Disney kid’s film The Good Dinosaur slipped from second to third, with $2.096m in revenue.

Fox film Joy, about the life of inventor Joy Mangano, took $1.76m from 252 screens while Alvin and The Chipmunks took $1.64m from 300 cinemas.

Suffragette which charts the Emmeline Pankhurst movement in the UK in the early 1900s took $688,211 from 122 screens last week.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney) $9,001,962 741 $69,949,237
Daddy's Home (Paramount) $3,555,237 0 $9,887,287
The Good Dinosaur (Disney) $2,096,618 380 $7,222,056
Joy (Fox) $1,766,670 252 $5,080,475
Alvin And The Chipmunks: Road Chip (Fox) $1,641,597 301 $5,494,913
Suffragette (Transmission) $688,211 122 $2,159,923
Spectre (Sony) $423,563 101 $34,723,318
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (Roadshow) $369,663 164 $29,265,564
The Dressmaker (Universal) $344,527 89 $18,853,584
Hotel Transylvania 2 (Sony) $308,668 188 $10,975,588
Mr. Six (Chinalion Film) $290,154 15 $314,046
Youth (Studiocanal) $239,054 36 $638,991
The Belier Family (Palace) $233,368 25 $863,952
Bajirao Mastani (Eros) $96,900 16 $1,000,812
Creed (Wb) $96,380 51 $6,855,620
Carol (Transmission) $95,246 14 $95,246
Mojin: The Lost Legend (Chinalion Film) $85,909 12 $740,389
Dilwale (Mindblowing Films) $47,524 21 $1,063,183
Truth (Roadshow) $46,768 21 $415,170
Bridge Of Spies (Fox) $45,781 20 $7,559,744
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