There is no stopping The Croods in Australia. The animated film
regained the #1 spot at the box office, unseating last week's winner Oblivion and beating out newcomer Olympus
Has Fallen with a $2.1
million gross. The Croods has now
grossed $20.7 milion in Australia, twice as much as any other individual film
currently in the top ten.
Olympus Has Fallen might have missed out on the top spot but found solace in having the best per-screen performance over the weekend, with a $8,734 average in 230 screens. The $2 million opening narrowly edged Oblivion's $1.9 million weekend. Escape from Planet Earth and Zambezia gambled on a higher screen count on their fourth week in release and were rewarded with a higher weekend gross than in the previous week. The strategy worked with Australian audiences, as the films bumped off A Good Day to Die Hard ($11.3 million cume) and Oz: The Great and Powerful ($15.6 million cume) from this week's list.
Box Office Results for Australia. April 19-21, 2013