Australians were feeling nostalgic over the weekend, with the new RoboCop reboot pushing The Wolf Of Wall Street from its top spot on the Australian box office.
Last Vegas came in third.
RoboCop, a remake of the 1987 film of the same name, stars Aussie Abbie Cornish as the wife of Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – the man who becomes RoboCop in 2028.
According to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia, the action flick earned $2.281 million at the Australian box office, narrowly edging out Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, which took $2.241 million.
In third place was new comedy entry Last Vegas, starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline as four mates who head to Vegas to party when the last bachelor of their group finally decides to tie the knot.
Other newcomers didn’t fare quite as well. The biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom came in fifth, while drama/romance Labor Day, starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, took ninth spot.
However, their arrival pushed films such The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit out of the top ten.
The Steve McQueen film 12 Years A Slave and The Book Thief, starring Geoffrey Rush, dropped two places to fourth and fifth respectively. Frozen and Philomena, both in their seventh week at the box office, came seventh and eighth.
Rounding out the ladder was Saving Mr Banks, which fell five places, but clung onto 10th place.
TOP 10 FILMS FOR THE WEEKEND OF JANUARY 30 TO FEBRUARY 2:
1. RoboCop – $2.281 million (Sony Pictures)
2. The Wolf Of Wall Street – $2.241 million (Roadshow)
3. Last Vegas – $1.640 million (Universal)
4. 12 Years A Slave – $721,272 (Icon)
5. The Book Thief – $649,499 (Fox)
6. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – $569,119 (Roadshow)
7. Frozen – $495,308 (Walt Disney)
8. Philomena – $432,221 (Eone/Hopscotch)
9. Labor Day – $331,560 (Paramount)
10. Saving Mr. Banks – $291,430 (Walt Disney)