BO Report: Peppa Pig hits Oz as ‘A Cure For Wellness’ and ‘Loving’ debut

Peppa Pig My First Cinema Experience: Peppa’s Australian Holiday. 

Kong: Skull Island has maintained its hold on the Aussie box office, earning $3.2 million over its second weekend.

Despite losing 128 screens – the film is now showing on 395 – the Warner Bros release only dropped 34 per cent. It’s made $9.5 million so far.

Not far behind was Fox’s Logan, which took $2.9 million in its third week. Wolverine’s final outing has now made $19.5 million overall.

 Hidden Figures continues to hold third position, ringing up just under $1.1 million. The Fox title has made just over $15.4 million after five weeks.

Debuting in fourth position was eOne’s Peppa Pig My First Cinema Experience: Peppa’s Australian Holiday. The animated pig’s foray onto the big screen earned $814,782. With previews, that takes its cume to $1.1 million.

Lion is still in the top five after nine weeks, earning $553,091. The Transmission title has made $28.6 million so far and has now surpassed Moulin Rouge to become the fifth highest grossing local film of all time.

Fox’s horror film A Cure For Wellness opened on $352,138 from 153 screens, while Madman release Jasper Jones has cracked $2 million after three weeks, thanks to weekend takings of $300,228.

Now in its third week, Roadshow’s Before I Fall has also surprassed $2 million after taking $177,805 over the weekend. Best Picture winner Moonlight, also a Roadshow title, has made $2.2 million after eight weeks, after pulling in $177,199 over the weekend.

 Rounding out the top ten is eOne’s Joel Edgerton-starrer, Loving. Opening on 41 screens, it took $147,741; an average of $3,603.

In limited release, Umbrella’s Rough Stuff opened on $11,285, while Transmission’s David Stratton: A Cinematic Life has made $70,142 after two weeks. The Death And Life of Otto Bloom, debuted on $3,826; the Bonsai Film title has made $37,289 overall since opening MIFF last year. Label’s documentary The Family, which also debuted at MIFF, has now been in theatrical release for four weeks, with total takings of $127,400.