Not even the combined weight of The Expendables 3 could wrestle Guardians of the Galaxy from its perch atop the Australian box office over the weekend.
The new Marvel Studios flick hung onto the No.1 spot for the second week in a row with $4.275 million, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.
In second place was the new Helen Mirren foodie-movie The Hundred-Foot Journey, while The Expendables 3, starring heavyweights including Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson and Arnold Schwarzenegger, came in third spot.
Science-fiction thriller Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson, slipped two rungs into fourth, while Dwayne Johnson’s action flick Hercules, fell one place to fifth.
In no. 6, up six spots from last weekend, was the Mark Ruffalo/Keira Knightley rom-com Begin Again, while the Cameron Diaz comedy Sex Tape held steady in seventh place.
Sitcom-turned-film Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie and sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes fell two places a-piece, ending up in eighth and 10th respectively.
Meanwhile romantic comedy And So It Goes, starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, took ninth spot.
TOP 10 FILMS FOR THE WEEKEND OF AUGUST 14-17:
1. Guardians of the Galaxy – $4.275 million (Walt Disney)
2. The Hundred-Foot Journey – $2.110 million (Walt Disney)
3. The Expendables 3 – $1.789 million (Roadshow)
4. Lucy – $1.718 million (Universal)
5. Hercules – $349,111 (Paramount)
6. Begin Again – $294,460 (Roadshow)
7. Sex Tape – $253,006 (Sony Pictures)
8. Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie – $244,758 (Universal)
9. And So It Goes – $237,528 (StudioCanal)
10. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $202,113 (Fox)