The second Guardians of the Galaxy continues to rule the roost, but there are a couple of non-English language titles giving it a run for its money – at least on a takings per screen basis.
Love off the Cuff (pictured, top), the third title in Pang Ho-cheung’s unintended trilogy (after Love in a Puff and Love in the Buff) took over $12,000 per screen to open 10th. The second part of S.S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali goes even better, exceeding Guardians’ $14,000+ per screen take and opening at #3.
A Dog’s Purpose, featuring K.J. Apa, opens at #15. Locals Beyond the Known World, One Thousand Ropes and Pork Pie continue their runs.
|Box Office: week to 3 May|
|1||1||Guardians of the Galaxy (1) (^)||$1,972,565||140||$3,215,737|
|2||3||The Boss Baby||$520,455||93||$2,721,835|
|3||–||Baahubali: the Conclusion||$488,642||30||$488,642|
|4||2||The Fate of the Furious||$477,973||99||$4,714,293|
|5||4||Beauty and the Beast||$373,178||94||$6,224,316|
|10||–||Love Off The Cuff||$38,292||3||$38,292|
|15||–||A Dog’s Purpose||$24,948||25||$25,248|
|17||9||Ghost in the Shell||$16,236||32||$1,041,654|
|18||17||Beyond the Known World||$14,496||9||$32,680|
|39||29||One Thousand Ropes (3)||$675||4||$193,160|
|Total Box Office includes: (1) Previews/Advance Screenings, ^ Opened Tuesday 25 April|
|Data © Motion Picture Distributors’ Association of New Zealand
Any errors courtesy of SCREENZ