Box Office: Mao remains on top

12 October, 2009 by IF

By Adam Coleman

Mao’s Last Dancer has continued its impressive run at the box office, adding more than $2 million over the weekend across 267 screens for a screen average of $7,629.

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Bruce Beresford’s dance epic now leads the local box office by an impressive margin taking more than $6.3 million after only its second week.

Road movie Charlie and Boots added $94,877 over the weekend across 90 screens to remain in second position. The film, starring Paul Hogan and Shane Jacobson, has taken more than $3.5 million after its sixth week.

Samson & Delilah has ended its impressive run at the box office after taking $3,173,103 to remain in third position for local releases this year. As part of a pre-sale deal with the ABC, Samson & Delilah will screen on television for the first time on Tuesday, November 24 at 8.30pm on ABC1.

The total box office for 2009 local releases is $23,429,138.

Film  Budget   Distributor   Opening w/e  Weeks  Box Office 
Mao’s Last Dancer  $25m   Roadshow/Hopscotch   $    2,754,620 2  $    6,383,018
Charlie & Boots  $8m est.   Paramount/Transmission   $        809,279 6  $    3,521,928
Samson and Delilah  $1.6m   Para/Trans/Footprint   $          199,163 22  $      3,173,103
Beautiful Kate  $6m   Roadshow   $        273,582 10  $    1,481,885
Mary and Max  $8m   Icon   $          217,176 15  $      1,444,617
Balibo  $4.5m   Para/Trans/Footprint   $        206,290 9  $    1,207,311
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 5  $        407,352
Last Ride  $4m   Madman   $            76,459 13  $          369,712
Wake in Fright  $700,000*   Madman   $          25,446 16  $        309,538
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 3  $        160,969
Stone Bros.    Australian Film Syndicate   $          22,702 3  $          64,365
Beautiful  $2m   Kojo/Jump Street   $            22,406 6  $            55,619
The Marriage of Figaro  $  400,000  Figaro Films   $          13,693 4  $          54,462
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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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