Box Office: Cane Toads and Here I Am post disappointing openings
Local films Cane Toads: The Conquest and Here I Am have posted lacklustre results in their first weekend of release.
Directed by Mark Lewis and distributed by Pinnacle Films, Cane Toads: The Conquest grossed $10,178 across 27 screens, with a screen average of just $377.
Though only available on seven screens, Beck Cole's debut feature Here I Am earned $11,659. The Paramount/Transmission film about a young woman with a dark past had a screen average of $1,666 per screen.
In the world of limited releases, crowd-pleaser Mrs Carey's Concert has seen a surprising twelve per cent boost after six weeks in cinemas – opening on 16 additional screens across the country with a screen average of $2099.
Meanwhile, psychological horror Snowtown continues to perform strongly in its third week – gaining seven screens and grossing $125,819.
Amongst mainstream releases, The Hangover Part II remained in the top spot despite a drop of 50 per cent. The sequel to 2009's The Hangover grossed $5,696,486 across 424 screens.
The much-anticipated X-Men: First Class came in second place. The movie made $4,719, 319 over 415 screens, with a screen average of $11,372.
Coming in at third in its third week of release, On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise dropped 20 screens – earning $2,726,915.
The box office top five was rounded out by Water for Elephants ($697,632) and Source Code ($190,725).
Australian Films at the Box Office 2011
Source: MPDAA, IF magazine