Coffin Rock opens with $9,846

26 October, 2009 by IF

By Adam Coleman

Coffin Rock, the psychological thriller set in a small fishing village in South Australia, has taken $9,846 in its opening weekend at the box office.

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The Rupert Glasson-directed film opened on nine screens and returned a screen average of $1,094.

Bruce Beresford’s Mao’s Last Dancer continues to dominate the local box office and has now taken more than $10.8 million in its fourth week.

The dance epic took more than $1.1 million over the weekend across 267 screens and returned a screen average of $4,463.

Mao’s Last Dancer has now taken $10,817,897 at the local box office, making it the 18th highest grossing Australian film of all time, just below Mad Max 2 at 17th.

Meanwhile, at the US box office, Jane Campion’s period drama Bright Star has taken more than $US3.9 million since its wide release there on September 16.

Also in the US, Scott Hicks’ family chamber piece, The Boys are Back has taken approximately $US694,355 since its release on September 25.

Adam Elliot’s claymation Mary and Max has performed well in France attracting 117,075 admissions since opening three weeks ago.

The total box office for 2009 local releases is $28,331,330.

Film
 Budget
 Distributor
 Opening w/e
Weeks
 Box Office
Mao’s Last Dancer
 $25.8m
 Roadshow/Hopscotch
 $    2,754,620
4
 $  10,817,897
Charlie & Boots
 $8m est.
 Paramount/Transmission
 $        809,279
8
 $    3,729,088
Samson and Delilah
 $1.6m
 Para/Trans/Footprint
 $          199,163
22
 $      3,173,103
Beautiful Kate
 $6m
 Roadshow
 $        273,582
12
 $    1,543,015
Mary and Max
 $8m
 Icon
 $          217,176
15
 $      1,444,617
Balibo
 $4.5m
 Para/Trans/Footprint
 $        206,290
11
1,253,208
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
7
 $        439,164
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
 $          305,300
Subdivision
 $4m est.
 BVI
 $            86,649
3
 $          206,350
Cedar Boys
 $1.36m
 Hoyts/Mushroom
 $            74,793
5
 $          204,160
Van Dieman’s Land
 
 Madman
 $          39,939
5
 $        213,827
Stone Bros.
 
 Australian Film Syndicate
 $          22,702
4
 $          76,507
Beautiful
 $2m
 Kojo/Jump Street
 $            22,406
6
 $            55,619
The Marriage of Figaro
 $  400,000
 AFS
 $          13,693
6
 $          74,093
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
Coffin Rock
 $2.1m
 AI Entertainment
 $            9,846
1
 $            9,846
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
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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