X-Men: Dark Phoenix takes over $2m in first weekend out, fails to topple Rocketman and Aladdin

X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the latest film in the X-Men franchise, has taken $2,705,618 in its first weekend at the box office, losing out to Elton John biopic Rocketman and Disney’s Aladdin remake.

Rocketman took $3,411,705 for its second week in cinemas and Aladdin $4,743,323 for its third.

Sophie Turner as Jean Grey in Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix is the 12th in the series of X-Men films and follows the story of X-Men: The Last Stand from a Jean Grey-centered perspective. Grey is portrayed by Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner.

The film was produced by 20th Century Fox but distributed by Walt Disney, thanks to a US$71.3 billion merger.

Disney’s other film in the top five, a live action remake of Aladdin, current has a running total of $21,513,412 in the Australian box office. It showed on 479 screens over the weekend, compared to 441 for Dark Phoenix and 521 for Rocketman.

Rocketman, the Elton John biopic starring Taron Egerton and distributed by Paramount, has a running total of $9,522,094.

Outside of the top three, Warner Bros’ Godzilla: King of the Monsters took $1,322,238 in its second week out, John Wick: Chapter Three from Studiocanal took $1,137,493 and Warner Bros’ Pokemon Detective Pikachu delivered $511,184 for the fifth week in cinemas.

Avengers: Endgame still sits in the top ten, bringing in $499,144 for the eight week out, adding to a running total of $82,717,488.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Aladdin (live Action) (Disney) $4,743,323 479 $21,905,568
Rocketman (Paramount) $3,411,705 521 $10,502,962
X-men: Dark Phoenix (Fox) $2,705,618 441 $2,705,618
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (Wb) $1,322,238 279 $4,627,386
John Wick: Chapter Three (Studiocanal) $1,137,493 257 $12,590,547
Pokemon Detective Pikachu (Wb) $511,184 256 $13,705,614
Avengers: Endgame (Disney) $499,144 239 $82,741,502
Bharat (Forum Films) $446,249 67 $559,763
Red Joan (Transmission) $439,278 132 $565,940
The Hustle (Universal) $161,038 126 $6,538,046
Brightburn (Sony) $107,977 129 $1,545,299
2040 (Madman) $107,632 84 $734,042
Top End Wedding (Universal) $98,380 98 $4,908,796
My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Palace) $56,850 17 $191,149
Poms (Roadshow) $34,658 87 $2,248,441
The Gangster Cop Devil (Indies) $30,584 11 $30,584
The Heiresses (Palace) $27,275 19 $301,029
Asterix: The Secret Of The Magic Potion (Icon) $25,991 159 $205,279
All Is True (Sony) $22,329 34 $453,274
Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun (Universal) $18,477 61 $970,118

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