Not even Tom Cruise in a jewelled codpiece could drag Australian cinema-goers away from Sir Ridley Scott's return to the world of Alien.
Prometheus has managed to hold on to the the top spot at the local box office for the second week in a row, raking in more than $3.01 million - more than double its nearest competitor, Adam Sandler's latest comedy That's My Boy, which banked $1.43m in its first week.
Coming in a disappointing third - given the hoopla surrounding its premiere - was Cruise's Rock of Ages which only just managed to outsell last weekend's number two film, Men in Black III.
The new movies in the mix also pushed the rest of the top six two places, with ensemble comedy What To Expect When You're Expecting in fifth place and The Avengers in sixth - but it's worth noting the superhero film has racked up more than $52.3m in eight weeks on Australian screens.
Sacha Baron Cohen's latest comedy The Dictator fell from fifth to seventh place and Friends with Kids dropped from sixth to eighth while Canadian comedy Take This Waltz debuted in ninth position.
Rounding out the Top Ten was Tim Burton's latest offering, Dark Shadows, which dropped from seventh place according to figures supplied by the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.
TOP 10 AT THE AUSTRALIAN BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND:
1. Prometheus - $3.011 million (Fox)
2. That's My Boy - $1.434 million (Sony Pictures)
3. Rock of Ages $1.349 million (Warner Bros)
4. Men in Black 3 - $1.111 million (Sony Pictures)
5. What to Expect When You're Expecting - $894,183 (Roadshow)
6. The Avengers - $608,269 (Walt Disney)
7. The Dictator - $287,019 (Paramount)
8. Friends With Kids - $201,427 (Roadshow)
9. Take This Waltz - $124,821 (eOne/Hopscotch)
10. Dark Shadows - $115,752 (Roadshow)