By their "very different but equally excellent" powers combined, 'Barbie' and 'Oppenheimer have given Australian cinemas their best weekend since the pandemic began - and for at least one exhibitor, its best weekend ever.
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.
'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' easily rolled to no. 1 at the box office last weekend, as the previous top title, 'The Flash', had a dramatic tumble down to fourth position behind 'Spider-Man: Across The Universe' and the debut of adult comedy 'No Hard Feelings'.