Transformers dominates weekend box office as holidays boost family movies

Transformers: Age of Extinction has maintained its number one position in the Australian box office rankings, bringing in over $4.5m over the weekend.

The fourth instalment of the blockbuster franchise, which was directed by Michael Bay, has now taken nearly $18.5m in the Australian box office.

Helped along by the school holidays, How to Train Your Dragon 2 continues to do well almost a month after its premiere in Australia, taking $2.914m across 527 screens. It has made more than $17.5m in the Australian box office.

It was followed by another children’s animated movie, with Rio 2 taking third place after taking in $2.687m across 471 screens.

22 Jump Street made $2.635m across 350 screens while musical Jersey Boys managed $1.879 across 301 screens.

Tinkerbell: The Pirate Fairy continues to profit from the school holidays, taking in $663,237 across 169 screens taking its total Australian box office takings to $1.5m.

Fellow Disney flick Maleficent is nearing the $15m mark in total Australian box office takings after bringing in $619,892 across 176 screens over the weekend.

X-men: Days of Future Past has fallen out of the top ten after taking in $124,934 across 59 screens. Its total Australian box office stands at $22.368m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (Paramount) $4,844,619 0 $18,496,967
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Fox) $2,914,947 527 $17,586,391
Rio 2 (Fox) $2,687,083 471 $4,526,644
22 Jump Street (Sony) $2,635,177 350 $17,702,846
Jersey Boys (Wb) $1,879,074 301 $2,012,257
Tinkerbell: The Pirate Fairy (Disney) $663,237 169 $1,502,663
Maleficent (Disney) $619,892 167 $14,954,018
The Fault In Our Stars (Fox) $491,680 206 $12,165,997
Blended (Wb) $382,953 154 $3,950,210
Calvary (Paramount) $366,186 36 $423,553
Edge Of Tomorrow (Roadshow) $269,009 93 $9,071,089
Two Faces Of January (Studiocanal) $152,334 40 $856,337
X-men: Days Of Future Past (Fox) $124,934 59 $22,368,463
The Trip To Italy (Madman) $106,272 46 $2,543,750
The Breakup Guru (Chinalion Film) $91,317 11 $91,317
Yves Saint Laurent (Eone) $83,519 19 $270,000
Punjab 1984 (Sizzling) $53,082 16 $286,724
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox) $43,098 28 $12,043,283
Belle & Sebastian (Icon) $28,343 23 $141,927
Ek Villian (Eros) $27,122 9 $126,882

*Owing to a data glitch, the correct number of screens Transformers appeared on is not currently available.


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