Bran Nue Dae posts $2.6m opening week

21 January, 2010 by IF

Press release from ScreenWest

West Australian made feature film Bran Nue Dae has taken $2.6million at the box office in its first week.

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ScreenWest Chief Executive Ian Booth said Bran Nue Dae’s opening was outstanding and places it as one of the most successful Australian films of recent times.

“Bran Nue Dae is connecting with audiences all over Australia,” Mr Booth said.

“It’s a gem of a film, one to see on the big screen.

“The songs performed by Jessica Mauboy, Missy Higgins and Dan Sultan are also proving a hit with the film’s soundtrack rating well on iTunes.

“Distributed by Sony Music, it’s currently iTunes number one soundtrack and in the top 20 albums.

“There’s also some great interview clips with the film’s stars on YouTube.”

Mr Booth said the Broome community had once again got behind the film.

“Broome’s Sun Pictures and Sun Cinemas have screened to packed cinemas, and on opening, it was the number one location in Australia.”

“With the story and songs originating from Broome, much of the filming taking place in Broome, and the film starring Broome teenager Rocky McKenzie, it is not surprising that Broome locals are flocking to see it.”

Bran Nue Dae is directed by Rachel Perkins, produced by Robyn Kershaw and Graeme Isaac, with cinematography by Andrew Lesnie, and a screenplay by Reg Cribb, Rachel Perkins and Jimmy Chi.

The film stars Ernie Dingo, Geoffrey Rush, Magda Szubanski, Deborah Mailman and Ningali Lawford-Wolf, with newcomers to the screen Jessica Mauboy, Rocky McKenzie, Missy Higgins and Dan Sultan.

Bran Nue Dae is distributed by Roadshow Films and Omnilab Media, with it currently showing on 231 screens around Australia.

To see a preview of the movie go to www.brannuedaemovie.com

Bran Nue Dae is proudly supported by ScreenWest and Lotterywest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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