Tom Hanks’ A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood fails to crack the top five in its first weekend at the box office

Box office debutant, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, failed to crack the the top five over the long weekend, taking just $880,393 from 249 screens. The film stars Tom Hanks as the American entertainer Fred Rogers – a role for which he has been nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar – and Matthew Rhys as the Esquire journalist tasked with writing his profile.

The film was beaten out by last week’s newcomers Bad Boys For Life and Dolittle. Bad Boys For Life, which sees Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprising their roles from the early 2000s cop franchise, maintained its hold at the top taking $3.49m from 371 screens amounting to a running total of $11m in Australia.

Meanwhile, Dolittle, starring Robert Downey Jr as author Hugh Lofting’s Doctor Dolittle, came in second with $2.2m from 331 screens, benefitting from the last weekend of the school holidays. The film was down 34% from last weekend, but has earned a total of $7.4m so far.

The 10-time-Oscar-nominated 1917, about two men tasked with delivering a vital message to the front during World War I, slid into third. The epic took in $2.09m from 277 screens for its third weekend at the box office, down 41% from the previous weekend.

In its fifth weekend at the box office with new total of $42.95m was Jumanji: The Next Level. The third of the Jumanji films and second of the recent reboot managed another seven figure earning, taking $1.37m from 318 screens.

Experiencing a 50% drop on the previous weekend, Bombshell earned just $912,051 from 217 screens. After debuting last weekend, the film starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie, has earned $3.5m at the box office.

Also debuting this week was the Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish-fronted comedy Like A Boss, about two women deciding whether to sell their cosmetics business to a conglomerate. The film drew $809,365 from 314 screens.

In eighth and ninth were Little Women and The Gentlemen, both in their fifth weekends at the box office, earning $806,006 and $725,072 respectively.

And rounding out the top ten was drama, Just Mercy, starring Jamie Foxx as lawyer Bryan Stevenson defending the wrongfully convicted Walter McMillian. In its first weekend at the box office, Just Mercy earned $717,341 from 231 screens.

Meanwhile, best ensemble SAG Award winner, best foreign-language film Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Best Picture hopeful, Parasite, earned $99,295 in its 31st weekend at the Australian box office, amassing a $2.4m running total.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Bad Boys For Life (Sony) $3,495,264 371 $11,094,448
Dolittle (Universal) $2,231,760 331 $7,469,217
1917 (Universal) $2,090,843 277 $13,823,562
Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) $1,378,729 318 $43,612,083
Bombshell (Studiocanal) $912,051 217 $3,842,572
Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, A (Sony) $880,393 249 $1,064,853
Like A Boss (Paramount) $809,265 314 $1,224,817
Little Women (Sony) $806,006 313 $12,928,803
The Gentlemen (Roadshow) $725,072 264 $11,575,790
Just Mercy (Wb) $717,341 231 $781,530
Spies In Disguise (Disney) $578,827 237 $7,831,748
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Disney) $575,029 235 $46,168,107
Jojo Rabbit (Disney) $438,744 142 $6,582,964
My Spy (Roadshow) $396,653 234 $3,765,796
Frozen Ii (Disney) $361,221 189 $39,503,427
A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Studiocanal) $337,587 236 $3,047,606
Underwater (Disney) $242,604 151 $256,333
Go! (Roadshow) $151,494 259 $761,456
Parasite (Madman) $99,295 17 $2,476,560
Knives Out (Studiocanal) $85,757 49 $13,101,737

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