The Dressmaker keeps top spot in box office ahead of release of new Bond film this week

Australian film The Dressmaker made another $3m in its second weekend atop the box office with its total takings already topping $8m in just ten days.

However The Dressmaker’s fine run – $3.063m on 382 screens – is likely to come to an end this week as the latest James Bond film SPECTRE is finally released in Australia, having taken nearly US$300m in under a fortnight in most other markets, toppling box office records.

Comedy horror film A Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse was the highest new entry in fifth spot despite being released a week after Halloween while Simon Pegg’s new romcom Man Up, about a case of mistaken identity on a blind date, only managed $187,297 on 103 screens in ninth spot.

The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet as a woman returning to her outback home town in 1951 to solve a murder mystery – and introduce the locals to high fashion – managed to keep Matt Damon’s smash The Martian in second spot taking $1.445m on the weekend for a total box office of more than $25m so far.

Aussie film Oddball also stayed in the top 10 with the kid’s flick now grossing more than $10.5m, in what has been a decent year for local productions at the box office.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
The Dressmaker (Universal) $3,063,135 382 $8,264,287
The Martian (Fox) $1,445,296 327 $25,374,299
Bridge Of Spies (Fox) $973,455 313 $5,585,837
The Last Witch Hunter (Eone) $873,192 187 $2,432,570
Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (Paramount) $485,632 197 $485,632
Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension (Paramount) $434,930 0 $3,096,531
Burnt (Roadshow) $359,818 210 $2,378,100
The Intern (Wb) $346,366 179 $8,923,712
Man Up (Studiocanal) $187,297 103 $191,456
Oddball (Roadshow) $154,396 185 $10,592,463
Legend (Studiocanal) $114,331 70 $1,929,546
Ex-files 2: The Backup Strike Back (Magnum) $95,952 9 $95,952
Now Add Honey (Roadshow) $80,241 64 $90,417
Crimson Peak (Universal) $76,559 83 $1,980,869
The Lobster (Sony) $71,439 10 $287,963
Pan (Wb) $71,180 95 $7,185,918
Alex & Eve (Magic Box Ent.) $70,217 32 $324,318
Sicario (Roadshow) $60,254 39 $5,266,078
Born To Dance (Vendetta) $50,333 22 $50,333
The Last Woman Standing (Chinalion Film) $44,191 10 $44,191


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