New releases Hall Pass and The Adjustment Bureau just about shared the top two positions, surpassing sci-fi fantasy I Am Number Four in its second week. The final chapter of the Millennium trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, settled for seventh with a modest haul of $500,000, yet its per-screen average was higher than both Gnomeo and Juliet in fifth and Unknown in sixth. The Colin Firth drama The King’s Speech increased its takings from last week by 3% on the back of its Oscar success.
Outside the top ten, the Australian drama Wasted on the Young finished in 18th position with a dismal haul of $53,058 in its opening weekend.
Five new releases will threaten the top 10 this week, namely Johnny Depp animation Rango and Ben Affleck corporate drama The Company Men. Kiss Me Again, the long-awaited sequel to Italian hit The Last Kiss, finally gains wider distribution after premiering at the 2010 Lavazza Italian Film Festival and should see some decent takings on limited release.
AUSTRALIAN WEEKEND BOX OFFICE RESULTS
Film Title, Distributor, Box Office ($)
1. HALL PASS, WARNER BROS, 1,974,169
2. THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, UNIVERSAL, 1,792,943
3. I AM NUMBER FOUR, WALT DISNEY, 1,309,041
4. THE KING’S SPEECH, PARAMOUNT/TRANSMISSION, 1,076,124
5. GNOMEO AND JULIET, WALT DISNEY, 1,066,119
6. UNKNOWN, WARNER BROS, 558,237
7. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, RIALTO, 488,891
8. NO STRINGS ATTACHED, PARAMOUNT, 384,460
9. BLACK SWAN, FOX, 382,032
10. CONVICTION, FOX, 380,642
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