Sci-fi scoops box of­fice bo­nanza

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

Ri­d­ley Scott’s re­turn to the world of Alien, Prometheus, held on to the top spot at the Aus­tralian box of­fice for the sec­ond week in a row. The sci-fi fea­ture raked in more than $3.01 mil­lion – more than dou­ble its near­est com­peti­tor, Adam Sandler’s lat­est com­edy That’s My Boy, which took $1.43m in its first week. Tom Cruise’s Rock of Ages was third, only just man­ag­ing to out­sell last week­end’s No. 2 film, Men in Black III. The new movies in the mix also pushed the rest of the top six two places, with en­sem­ble com­edy What To Expect When You’re Ex­pect­ing in fifth place and The Avengers in sixth – but it’s worth not­ing the su­per­hero film has racked up more than $52.3m in eight weeks on Aus­tralian screens. Sacha Baron Co­hen’s lat­est com­edy, The Dic­ta­tor, fell from fifth to sev­enth place, Friends with Kids dropped from sixth to eighth and Cana­dian com­edy Take This Waltz de­buted in ninth po­si­tion. Round­ing out the Top Ten was Tim Bur­ton’s lat­est of­fer­ing, Dark Shad­ows.

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