Star Wars sets sights on Avatar after smashing $50m box office mark in less than a fortnight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has easily outstripped its rivals to become by far the highest grossing movie of the year in Australia with total takings of $50.34m less than two weeks after release.

The seventh space adventure claimed $11.8m in the box office over the weekend on 832 screens, while strong Christmas week attendances took it from the $29m of its opening weekend.

It now has the Australian box office record of $105m held by Avatar firmly in its sights.

While the box office rankings have been disrupted by the Christmas period Disney’s latest animated adventure The Good Dinosaur was the second biggest film of the weekend with $2.5m in taking for the family film.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and the latest James Bond film Spectre also continue to perform well with total takings now standing at $28.3m and $33.8m respectively.

Australian film The Dressmaker now has takings of $18.2m in the local box office.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney) $11,800,884 832 $50,342,451
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (Roadshow) $474,410 257 $28,361,710
Spectre (Sony) $471,604 193 $33,836,782
Hotel Transylvania 2 (Sony) $362,840 237 $10,273,209
Bajirao Mastani (Eros) $232,555 27 $739,419
The Dressmaker (Universal) $215,075 159 $18,228,940
Creed (Wb) $194,470 164 $6,592,587
Dilwale (Mindblowing Films) $187,631 34 $915,057
Mojin: The Lost Legend (Chinalion Film) $178,558 16 $542,030
The Belier Family (Palace) $81,102 24 $473,892
Youth (Studiocanal) $61,381 32 $232,503
The Good Dinosaur (Disney) $44,633 30 $2,594,869
The Night Before (Sony) $42,872 121 $2,643,014
Truth (Roadshow) $33,819 19 $328,618
Surprise (Magnum) $29,794 10 $181,374
Bridge Of Spies (Fox) $29,174 26 $7,474,966
The Tiger (Cinema Asia) $28,100 12 $28,100
Love The Coopers (Eone) $25,925 70 $1,724,394
Pasanga 2 (Mks Retail) $24,717 9 $24,717
In The Heart Of The Sea (Roadshow) $23,567 166 $2,504,146



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