The Avengers takes $8m, Wish You Were Here stays in top ten

The Avengers hogged the top spot at the box office, with Aussie flick Wish You Were Here staying in the top ten films and number one in the limited release table.

The Avengers took another $8.232m at the box office this week, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

With 627 screens, the film added six screens to its opening weekend count for a screen average of $13,130.

The film has taken $31m to date. In the US, where the film opened on Friday 4 May, it broke the country’s opening weekend box office record by taking $US200.3m.

Meanwhile, Kieran Darcy-Smith’s Wish You Were Here maintained the 38 screens it opened across last week for a further $0.212m and a screen average of $5,568, bringing the takings to $0.645m.

In second place overall at the Australian box office was comedy The Five Year Engagement starring Jason Segel, Emily Blunt and Australia’s Jacki Weaver as Blunt’s mother.

The film took $1.9m across 276 screens for a screen average of $7,037.

Also opening this weekend was American war film Act of Valour, which took $0.433m across 150 screens, for an average of $2,885.

The re-released 3D version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which also opened this weekend took $0.211m across 150 screens for a $1,408 screen average.

Opening in limited release, the new Audrey Tautou film Delicacy, directed by brothers David and Stephane Foenkinos took $76,732 across 23 screens for an average of $3,336, while the broadcast of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake took $66,038 across 30 screens for a $2,201 average.

King of Devil’s Island took $35,505 across 13 screens for a $2,731 average, W.E. took $9,349 across 41 screens for just a $228 average and The Woman in Fifth took $5,982 from just one screen.




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