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January 27, 2015

Mary Sum Says: American Sniper hit box office bullseye with opening weekend of $5.26 m while Aussie family film Paper Planes stayed at No 2 with $1.67 m, behind Taken 3 with $1.25 m. The top 20 was down just 4% to $19.17 m. #Figures in [brackets] indicate number of screens and average; takings are in Aus dollars.

Most Popular Films For Period Weekend, January 22 - 26, 2014
WIR = Weeks In Release
No WIR Title $ %
Total $
1 1 AMERICAN SNIPER (MA15+), ROADSHOW [298/ $17,673] 5,266,519 N/A
5,627,440
2 2 PAPER PLANES (G), ROADSHOW [262/ $6,397] 1,675,914 -3%
5,157,015
3 3 TAKEN 3 (M), FOX [289/ $4,344] 1,255,555 -52%
12,706,368
4 4 THE IMITATION GAME (M), ROADSHOW [231/ $5,385] 1,243,895 -26%
13,897,614
5 3 INTO THE WOODS (PG), WALT DISNEY [301/ $3,939] 1,185,530 -42%
10,044,808
6 2 UNBROKEN (M), UNIVERSAL [276/ $4,013] 1,107,620 -48%
4,333,088
7 4 PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (G), FOX/DREAMWORKS [341/ $2,865] 977,123 -30%
14,014,551
8 5 BIG HERO 6 (PG), WALT DISNEY [245/ $3,982] 975,529 -32%
20,136,180
9 1 THE WEDDING RINGER (MA15+), SONY PICTURES [171/ $5,537] 946,858 N/A
1,195,424
10 1 WILD (MA15+), FOX [177/ $4,754] 841,460 1203%
979,845
11 2 BIRDMAN (MA15+), FOX [160/ $5,176] 828,185 -43%
3,432,732
12 5 THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (M), WARNER BROS [245/ $3,208] 785,929 -43%
33,433,595
13 5 THE WATER DIVINER (M), EONE / UNIVERSAL [250/ $2,325] 581,227 -34%
14,133,907
14 3 DUMB AND DUMBER TO (M), UNIVERSAL [197/ $2,306] 454,298 -61%
5,899,258
15 5 NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB (PG), FOX [138/ $2,448] 337,762 -48%
13,336,265
16 7 PADDINGTON (G), STUDIOCANAL [141/ $2,165] 305,239 -25%
10,750,295
17 1 BABY (M), SIPPY GREWAL PRODUCTIONS [7/ $14,891] 104,238 N/A
104,238
18 PR STILL ALICE (M), ICON [64/ $1,592] 101,882 N/A
111,222
19 6 ANNIE (PG), ROADSHOW [73/ $1,394] 101,775 -47%
5,950,694
20 1 NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: OF MICE AND MEN (EX), SHARMILL [22/ $4,195] 92,291 N/A
92,291




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