Box Office numbers: Griff The Invisible, The Reef and A Heartbeat Away
Aussie romantic comedy Griff The Invisible has had a reasonably successful opening at the local box office, taking in $66,344 across 20 screens.
This gives the Paramount/Transmission film, directed by debut feature filmmaker Leon Ford, a screen average of $3317 in its opening weekend.
Starring True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten and Beautiful Kate’s Maeve Dermody, the film follows office worker Griff who lives a secluded life, but by night assumes his other identity. He falls for young scientist Melody who shares his passion for the impossible.
The quirky film will open across the US in June.
Andrew Traucki’s latest “creature feature” The Reef, which opened on 36 screens, took in $58,196 in its opening weekend.
The film, which mainly opened in regional areas due to big Hollywood blockbuster Battle: Los Angeles, was made for $3.8 million and shot in Hervey Bay, Queensland. Additional shark footage was shot off South Australia.
A Heartbeat Away, by acclaimed theatre director Gale Edwards, unfortunately had a disappointing opening, taking $44,204 across 77 screens, giving it a screen average of just $574.
Distributed by Hoyts, the musical/comedy feel-good movie stars Isabel Lucas, Roy Billing, Colin Friels and Sebastian Gregory.
Sony's big-budget Hollywood film Battle: Los Angeles took in $2.5 million Down Under across 328 screens while animation flick Rango finished in second place making $2.2 million in its second weekend.