Terminator: Dark Fate successfully unseats Joker with $3.34m across the weekend box office

Joker has finally been knocked from the top spot of the Australian box office after the release of Terminator: Dark Fate which took $3.34m across its first weekend over 561 screens. The film picks up where Terminator 2: Judgment Day left off, with Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger returning in their roles as Sarah Connor and the Terminator respectively.

Taking place 28 years after the end of T2, the film was directed by Tim Miller off a screenplay by David Goyer, Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray, and has grossed US$123.6m worldwide.

Terminator Dark Fate has leapt to the top of the Australian box office

For its fifth week in the box office, Joker took another $1.88m across 307 screens, pushing past $35m in total takings. That’s a 34% drop in takings from last week, but a reduction of just nine screens.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil held third place with another $1.2m, adding to $6.6m in total takings across its three weeks in the box office. It was followed by Zombieland: Double Tap with $714,053 across 274 screens for a box office total of $4.72m across three weeks.

Hustlers, which is in its fourth week of release, took $654,638 across 275 screens for a running total of $7.73m, followed by Ride Like A Girl with $472,204 across 280 screens during its sixth week. The Australian film, which tells the story of jockey Michelle Payne, is sitting on $9.7m in total takings.

Judy Garland biopic Judy took another $371,416 in takings across 99 screens for its third week, putting it in seventh place on the box office charts, just above 47 Metres Down: Uncaged.

47 Metres Down: Uncaged is a survival horror film, and a sequel to 47 Metres Down, directed by Johannes Roberts and written by Roberts and Ernest Riera. It stars Sophie Nélisse, Corinne Foxx, Brianne Tju, Sistine Stallone, Davi Santos, Khylin Rhambo, Brec Bassinger, and John Corbett and follows a group of girls who scuba dive to a sunken Mayan city where they are trapped by a group of sharks.

Horror film Ready Or Not landed in ninth place with a $230,408 taking across 220 screens for its second week, followed by Housefull 4 with $175,944 across 41 screens.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Terminator: Dark Fate (Disney) $3,340,883 561 $3,340,883
The Joker (Wb) $1,882,442 307 $35,405,700
Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (Disney) $1,206,058 339 $6,757,610
Zombieland: Doubletap (Sony) $714,053 274 $4,745,158
Hustlers (Roadshow) $654,638 275 $8,211,110
Ride Like A Girl (Transmission) $472,204 280 $10,519,632
Judy (Universal) $371,416 99 $1,915,027
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (Roadshow) $294,768 159 $303,333
Ready Or Not (Fox) $230,408 220 $827,509
Housefull 4 (Mindblowing Films) $175,944 41 $599,344
Blinded By The Light (Universal) $140,226 57 $477,518
Pavarotti (Madman) $139,817 81 $502,800
Abominable (Universal) $120,100 154 $9,033,530
Downton Abbey (Universal) $107,156 131 $13,467,300
The Angry Birds Movie 2 (Sony) $88,278 97 $9,717,337
Kaithi (Southern Star) $86,626 18 $86,626
After The Wedding (Rialto) $77,818 95 $295,224
Gemini Man (Paramount) $76,230 99 $2,998,766
Balloon (Studiocanal) $70,570 35 $157,154
Brittany Runs A Marathon (Transmission) $64,763 18 $160,273

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