(Australian Associated Press)
Captain America is commanding the Australian box office, with the Marvel Comics hero comfortably leading the charge for a second straight week.
Captain America: Civil War took in over $6 million during its second week in local cinemas, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.
The superhero film is nearly $4 million ahead of its nearest competition, the comedy Bad Neighbours 2 starring Australian actress Rose Byrne, which made its debut this week.
The aptly titled film Mother’s Day, crawled up from fourth last week to third while The Jungle Book came in next, staying in the top 10 during its fourth week of release.
The Meryl Streep-film Florence Foster Jenkins made its debut in fifth place but failed to clear $1 million in takings.
Hugh Jackman’s turn as a ski-jump coach landed him in sixth place in Eddie The Eagle, during its third week of release.
Actor Dev Patel plays the numbers game as a maths genius in the British film The Man Who Knew Infinity, which has climbed impressively from 16th place up to seventh for its first official release week.
The Boss, starring Melissa McCarthy, has dropped three places to eighth while Indian science fiction thriller film 24 made its debut in ninth place.
Live theatre from Britain’s Royal Shakespeare company rounds out the top 10.
TOP 10 FILMS FOR THE WEEKEND MAY 5 TO 8:
1 Captain America: Civil War (Disney) – $6.071 million
2 Bad Neighbours 2 (Universal) – $2.386 million
3 Mother’s Day (Studiocanal) – $2.034 million
4 The Jungle Book Pg Walt Disney – $1.427 million
5 Florence Foster Jenkins (EOne) – $888,515
6 Eddie The Eagle (Fox) – $797,580
7 The Man Who Knew Infinity (Icon) – $234,454
8 The Boss (Universal) – $192,598
9 24 (MKS Retail) – $187,047
10 Shakespeare Live! From The RSC (Sharmill) – $180,544