Top End Wedding takes over $1m across first weekend, but fails to touch Avengers: Endgame

Australian romantic comedy Top End Wedding has taken over $1m in its first weekend, beaten only by Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame which pulled $13.6m, giving it a total of $65.7 for the three weeks it’s been in local cinemas.

This week saw Avengers: Endgame, which is the final film in the current phase of the Avengers franchise, hit US$2.2bn in global revenue, putting it in front of Titanic and just behind Avatar in the list of highest grossing films of all time. James Cameron’s Avatar took $2.8bn across 47 days of release.

Miranda Tapsell wrote and stars in Top End Wedding

The top five was rounded out with Studiocanal’s Long Shot which took $820,418 for its first weekend, Universal’s Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun which took $357,577, and Disney’s Dumbo which is in its sixth week of release and took $211,208.

Avengers: Endgame was shown on the most screens, airing to 1,040 across the weekend over 287 for Top End Wedding and 250 for Long Shot.

Disney had three of the top 10 movies for the weekend, with Captain Marvel still pulling $160,475 across the weekend, despite being in its ninth week and only showing on 96 screens. Disney owns the rights to the Marvel franchise after its acquisition of 20th Century Fox.

While it hasn’t hit the heights of Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel has grossed $41.4m across its Australian run and sits as the seventh highest grossing female-led film of all time at a global level. The character of Captain Marvel, played in the film by Brie Larson, also appears in Avengers: Endgame, and the film was given a boost by the release of the all-star superhero flick, pushing it to take $372,644 last week.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Avengers: Endgame (Disney) $13,626,035 1040 $65,801,955
Top End Wedding (Universal) $1,102,161 287 $1,588,800
Long Shot (Studiocanal) $820,418 250 $845,276
Peppa Pig:festival Of Fun (Universal) $357,577 229 $451,390
Dumbo (live Action) (Disney) $211,208 183 $11,864,056
Wonder Park (Paramount) $209,320 205 $6,243,192
The Chaperone (Studiocanal) $197,090 183 $970,247
Shazam! (Wb) $195,364 255 $16,555,327
The Curse Of The Weeping Woman (Wb) $169,707 176 $2,056,333
Captain Marvel (Disney) $160,475 96 $41,450,178
The Aftermath (Fox) $115,605 120 $1,878,377
Gloria Bell (Roadshow) $106,766 36 $412,674
The Lego Movie 2 (Wb) $102,273 147 $10,761,052
Five Feet Apart (Roadshow) $78,500 108 $7,155,162
Us (Universal) $51,028 39 $9,341,070
Burning (Palace) $50,573 17 $458,467
The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir (Icon) $41,807 50 $112,840
Little (Universal) $33,924 50 $2,366,712
Woman At War (Hi Gloss Entertainment) $30,726 30 $403,478
Sometimes Always Never (Transmission) $17,341 56 $1,158,107

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