The highly anticipated boxing fight between multiple time world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC superstar Conor McGregor pulled $433,000 gross, placing the event just outside of the box office top five for the weekend.
This was reported by Australian outlet Mediaweek.com.au
It was one of the lowest grossing weekends in a long time, but topping the chart was American Made starring Tom Cruise at $2.13m with an screen average of $5,958 from 211 screens.
Outside the top five:
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