Box office: Disgrace tops limited releases

22 June, 2009 by IF

By Simon de Bruyn

After playing in the Official Competition of the Sydney Film Festival, Disgrace opened over the weekend and took $209,000 from Thursday to Sunday.

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The result put the Icon-distributed film at the top of the limited release charts, although the result was not strong enough to place the film in the top 10 overall.

Playing on 24 screens, the $10 million film took an average of $8,700 per screen. The opening was the third highest for an Australian film this year, behind Love the Beast and Mary and Max.

Samson and Delilah has started to slow down slightly, falling 29 per cent in its seventh weekend. The $1.6 million film took a further $147,000 on 38 screens.

My Year Without Sex held in its fourth weekend, falling 23 per cent and taking a further $74,500 for a new total of $741,000.

Comparatively, the Michael Caine drama Is Anybody There? also fell 23 per cent to take just over $76,000 on 42 screens in its third weekend.

Rodeo drama Shadows of the Past sold out its three Toowoomba screenings over the weekend to add a further $3,548 to its box office. The film opens in Blackwater, Queensland, this week and will open in Tamworth, Wagga and Orange on July 2.

Total box office for Australian films released in 2009 now stands at $6.5 million. Total budgets stand at over $45 million.

Film  Budget   Distributor   Opening w/e  WIR  Box Office 
Samson and Delilah  $1.6m   Para/Trans/Footprint  $        199,163    7  $  2,232,098
Mary and Max  $8m   Icon   $        217,176    11  $  1,407,334
Love the Beast    Madman   $          241,982    9  $       777,351
The Combination  $1.169m   AFS   $          188,054    11  $       727,586
My Year Without Sex  $3.8m   Para/Trans/Footprint  $        177,461    4  $     741,321
Two Fists, One Heart  $8.5m   BVI   $            96,999    2  $       295,500
Disgrace  $10m   Icon   $        209,014    1  $     209,014
Beautiful  $2m   Kojo/Jump Street   $            22,406    6  $         55,619
Closed for Winter  $2m   Omnilab Media   $            19,449    6  $         48,197
Shadows of the Past  $  820,000  Summer Night   $          13,927    6  $       31,035
The Chifleys of Busby St    Ronin   $              3,760    1  $         13,123
Crush  $2m   Filmscope/Odin’s Eye  previews   N/A  $         13,051
Salvation    Hopscotch   $              2,262    1  $           3,182
Prey   $4m   Damage Releasing  $              1,089    1  $           1,089
TOTAL          $    6,555,500

WIR = weeks in release; Bold = currently in release; Sources: MPDAA and INSIDEFILM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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