The Invisible Man opens to $2.527m, toppling Sonic the Hedgehog at the weekend box office

After two weekends at the top of the Australian box office, Sonic the Hedgehog has been topped by debutant horror film The Invisible Man.

Starring Elizabeth Moss as a woman being stalked by her ex-partner that staged his own suicide, The Invisible Man drew $2.527m across 322 screens. Meanwhile, Sonic the Hedgehog, the live-action take on the classic Sega video game character, experienced a drop of 37% from its previous weekend taking $1.746m from 300 screens.

The running total for Sonic in Australia has now surpassed $9.3m.

Australian film, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, also opened over the weekend, earning $1.04m from 376 screens. The film stars Essie Davis as the titular character, and comes off the back of the television series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries which ran on the ABC for three seasons. The series is based on the author Kerry Greenwood’s historical mystery novels.

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn) maintained to hold onto a top four position over the weekend, earning $607,275 in its fourth weekend from 270 screens. After debuting to $3.850m, the film’s running total is now $10.01m.

After failing to top Sonic the Hedgehog last week, Harrison Ford-fronted The Call of the Wild, came in fifth with $518,989 from 262 screens.

Emma, the latest film rendition of the Jane Austen classic novel, took $434,277 in its third weekend at the box office from 262 screens.

Multi-Oscar award winner, Parasite had its 36th weekend at the box office, earning $363,336 from 140 screens. Parasite has now amassed an Australian box office total of $5.217m. Meanwhile, WWI epic, 1917, earned $380,108 from 228 screens, reaching $22.3m in Australia.

Rounding out the top 10 was Bad Boys For Life, earning $289,664 from 148 screens in its seventh weekend, and Fantasy Island with $188,884 from 193 screens.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
The Invisible Man (Universal) $2,527,727 322 $2,527,727
Sonic The Hedgehog (Paramount) $1,746,989 300 $9,233,142
Miss Fisher And The Crypt Of Tears (Roadshow) $1,040,893 376 $1,249,580
Birds Of Prey (and The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) (Wb) $607,275 270 $10,010,383
The Call Of The Wild (Disney) $518,989 262 $1,640,957
Emma (Universal) $434,277 262 $3,129,536
1917 (Universal) $380,108 228 $22,313,713
Parasite (Madman) $363,336 140 $5,283,691
Bad Boys For Life (Sony) $289,664 148 $18,695,870
Fantasy Island (Sony) $188,884 193 $1,977,339
The Gentlemen (Roadshow) $185,003 120 $14,642,259
Les Miserables: The Staged Concert (Universal) $178,270 212 $178,270
Jojo Rabbit (Disney) $130,537 86 $9,075,764
Richard Jewell (Wb) $102,324 160 $1,319,600
Bombshell (Studiocanal) $81,143 95 $6,674,546
Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, A (Sony) $77,778 87 $3,722,702
Motherless Brooklyn (Wb) $74,656 33 $74,656
Midway (Roadshow) $72,100 118 $3,437,206
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (Southern Star) $66,555 59 $308,844
The Professor And The Madman (Transmission) $57,915 104 $349,377

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