Finally landing in Australia almost a month behind the US, 'Blue Beetle', Warner Bros.' latest instalment in the DC Extended Universe, had a middling start at the box office and was unable to unseat stablemate 'The Nun II' from the no. 1 position.
Robert McCall may have claimed his biggest scalp yet on the weekend, with 'The Equalizer 3' shooting past 'Barbie' to reach top spot at the Australian box office.
Jason Statham shark thriller 'Meg 2: The Trench' may have opened significantly below the 2018 original in North America, but here in Australia, receipts were almost on par. That said, the sequel was no match at all for the continued phenomenon that is 'Barbenheimer'.
Danny and Michael Philippou's debut feature 'Talk to Me' landed at no. 6 at the North American box office, proving to be A24's most successful release since 2018's 'Hereditary'. At home, it opened at no. 4 and is already the third highest grossing Australian film of the year.
While the weekend was all about the launch 'Mission: Impossible -Dead Reckoning Part One' for most cinemas, Paramount is not publicly releasing figures for the film until after its "official" premiere date on Thursday. Yet most exhibitors report a strong response.