Box Office: Mao continues to dance

19 October, 2009 by IF

By Adam Coleman

Bruce Beresford’s Mao’s Last Dancer has continued to top the local box office taking more than $8.9 million and entering the top 25 highest grossing Australian films of all time, after only its third week.

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Road movie Charlie & Boots continues to hold second spot, taking more than $3.6 million after its seventh week at the local box office.

Roadshow-distributed Beautiful Kate has passed the $1.5 million mark in its eleventh week but its momentum is slowing.  

At the US box office, The Boys are Back, Scott Hicks’ chamber piece of interconnected relationships, has taken $US563,000 since opening on September 25, according to Box Office Mojo. The Hopscotch-distributed film is set for a local release on November 12.

Jane Campion’s Bright Star was given a wider release in the US than The Boys are Back and hasn’t dissapointed, taking more than $US3.5 million since opening there on September 16. The film, will open locally on boxing day this year.

The total box office for 2009 local releases is $26,257,308.

Film
Budget
Distributor
Opening w/e
Weeks
Box Office
Mao’s Last Dancer
$25m
Roadshow/Hopscotch
$ 2,754,620
3
$ 8,978,058
Charlie & Boots
$8m est.
Paramount/Transmission
$ 809,279
7
$ 3,642,512
Samson and Delilah
$1.6m
Para/Trans/Footprint
$ 199,163
22
$ 3,173,103
Beautiful Kate
$6m
Roadshow
$ 273,582
11
$ 1,510,684
Mary and Max
$8m
Icon
$ 217,176
15
$ 1,444,617
Balibo
$4.5m
Para/Trans/Footprint
$ 206,290
10
$ 1,223,009
Disgrace
$10m
Icon
$ 209,014
15
$ 1,166,294
My Year Without Sex
$3.8m
Para/Trans/Footprint
$ 177,522
19
$ 1,127,838
Love the Beast
Madman
$ 241,982
9
$ 777,351
The Combination
$1.169m
AFS
$ 188,054
11
$ 727,586
Blessed
$4m
Icon
$ 67,186
6
$ 427,602
Last Ride
$4m
Madman
$ 76,459
13
$ 369,712
Wake in Fright
$700,000*
Madman
$ 25,446
17
$ 310,725
Two Fists, One Heart
$8.5m
BVI
$ 96,999
2
$ 295,500
Cedar Boys
$1.36m
Hoyts/Mushroom
$ 74,793
5
$ 204,160
Subdivision
$4m est.
BVI
$ 86,649
3
$ 190,500
Van Dieman’s Land
Madman
$ 39,939
4
$ 191,894
Stone Bros.
Australian Film Syndicate
$ 22,702
4
$ 68,907
Beautiful
$2m
Kojo/Jump Street
$ 22,406
6
$ 55,619
The Marriage of Figaro
$400,000
AFS
$ 13,693
5
$ 65,607
Closed for Winter
$2m
Omnilab Media
$ 19,449
6
$ 53,370
Shadows of the Past
$820,000
Summer Night
$ 13,927
16
$ 48,205
$9.99
$4m
Icon
$ 15,847
4
$ 47,520
Bastardy
$260,000
Film Camp
$ 7,822
8
$ 37,570
Lake Mungo
Darclight films
$ 9,730
5
$ 29,850
Lucky Country
$2m est.
Para/Trans/Footprint
$ 11,413
4
$ 26,141
The Burning Season
Gil Scrine/Freshwater
$ 3,848
5
$ 21,017
The Chifleys of Busby St
Ronin
$ 3,760
$ 13,658
Crush
$2m
Filmscope/Odin’s Eye
$ 8,304
1
$ 13,051
Three Blind Mice
Odin’s Eye/Titan View
$ 2,988
4
$ 7,416
Bad Bush
VVVF
$ 1,909
$ 3,961
Salvation
Hopscotch
$ 2,262
1
$ 3,182
Prey
$4m
Damage Releasing
$ 1,089
$ 1,089
Source: MPDAA
$26,257,308

 

 

 

 

 

 

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