It's taken Leonardo DiCaprio's brutal film The Revenant to knock Star Wars: The Force Awakens from its perch at the top of the Australian box-office takings.
Trailer: The Revenant
In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
The Revenant, about the revenge of a frontiersman who is left for dead after a bear attack, took $3.619 million on its first weekend.
It was enough to roll Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.988 million) which had owned the number one spot since its launch in mid-December.
Also making a solid start on its first week of release was Jack Black's live-action, computer-animated horror comedy film Goosebumps. It was third after grossing $2.888 million.
Sci-fi thriller The 5th Wave ($2.184 million) landed in fourth spot on its first weekend of release while Amy Poehler and Tina Fey comedy Sisters slipped two places to fifth place ($2.162 million) in its second week.
Comedy-drama The Big Short, about the housing market and credit bubble collapse in the US which triggered the global financial crisis in 2007/08, landed in sixth spot with $1.790 million in ticket sales.
It was enough to beat Daddy's Home ($1.631 million) which finished just ahead of three children's movies in the top 10.
Alvin and The Chipmunks: Road Chip ($1.072 million) held down eighth spot followed by The Good Dinosaur ($955,276) and Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie ($781, 117).