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The Martian still on top of Australian box office

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Matt Damon’s flick The Martian has reigned supreme at the Australian box office for the third week running.

The US sci-fi movie left others for dust, taking in $3.16 million at the Australian box office.

Trailing in second, the Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway comedy The Intern ($1.126 million) also maintained its rank for a third consecutive week.

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The gothic horror of Guillermo del Toro’s haunted house pic Crimson Peak ($838,563), starring Australian actress Mia Wasikowska, made its Aussie debut at third. It comes after failing to draw a significant audience in the US following its debut there.

Also debuting for the first time in the Aussie top 10 is British crime thriller Legend ($732,630), dealing with the rise and fall of twin brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray, gangsters in London’s east end in the 1950s and 1960s.

Other entrants to the top 10 included The Walk ($524,973), about Philippe Petit’s daring high-wire walk between the Twin Towers in 1974, and Goodbye Mr Loser, about a middle-aged nobody who travels back in time to chase the girl that got away.

Meanwhile, Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch’s new film Black Mass ($592,976) fell from third to fifth ranking, while Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette’s Miss You Already, quaint Aussie movie Oddball, and the movie Sicario, starring Emily Blunt, also dropped down the list from the previous week.

TOP 10 FILMS FOR THE WEEKEND OCTOBER 15 to 18
1. The Martian (Fox) – $3.16 million
2. The Intern (Warner Bros) – $1.126 million
3. Crimson Peak (Universal) – $838,563
4. Legend (Studiocanal) – $732,630
5. Black Mass (Warner Bros) – $592,976
6. The Walk (Sony Pictures) – $524,973
7. Miss You Already (Entertainment One) – $416,761
8. Goodbye Mr Loser (Chinalion Film) – $345,305
9. Oddball (Roadshow) – $325,280
10. Sicario (Roadshow) – $222,215
* (Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia)

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