Legend of the Guardians passes $4m in Oz

20 October, 2010 by IF

By Sam Dallas

After three weeks at the Australian box office, animated feature Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole has slipped to seventh place over the weekend, making $375,206.

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This was down 61 per cent on the previous weekend ($959,444) and had a screen average of $1340 (across 280 screens).

It’s now made $4,087,329.

In the US, Guardians – an adaptation of the fantasy book written by American author Kathryn Lasky – has made $US46,251,994 since opening on September 24, according to Box Office Mojo.

Stuart Beattie action flick Tomorrow, When the War Began made it to ninth position, making $282,628 across 168 screens, bring its total to an impressive $13,047,619 Down Under.

Aussie/French co-production The Tree made $27,621 over the weekend across 17 screens, bringing its total box office to $254,336 after three weeks, while South Solitary made $3559 from just three screens.

Supernatural thriller Road Train, directed by debutant feature filmmaker Dean Francis and starring Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), opens tomorrow in South Australia.

See the cover story on the $2.2 million flick in this month's INSIDEFILM magazine.

Australasian films at the box office 2010

Film
 Budget
 Distributor
 Opening w/e
 Box Office
Tomorrow …
$27m est.
Paramount
$3,862,193
$13,047,619
Legend of the Guardians
$100m est
Roadshow
$1,363,070
$4,087,329
The Tree
At least $10m
Transmission/Paramount
$69,838
$254,336
Bran Nue Dae
$6.5m
Roadshow
$1,612,102
$7,637,358
Animal Kingdom
$5m est.
Madman
$604,139
$4,879,642
Beneath Hill 60
$9.5m
Paramount/Transmission
$548,694
$3,209,471
Daybreakers
$20m est.
Hoyts
$1,064,244
$2,448,050
I Love You Too
$6m
Roadshow
$113,483
$2,361,411
Bright Star
$16.7m est.
Roadshow/Hopscotch
$2,157,601
Boy
Paramount/Transmission
$275,026
$1,707,704
Matching Jack
$5m est.
Fox
$258,011
$807,621
The Waiting City
$2m est.
Hopscotch
$136,892
$675,476
South Solitary
$6.5m
Icon
$132,240
$628,700
Accidents Happen
$6.5m est.
Hopscotch
$39,721
$157,131
Love, Lust & Lies
Beyond Entertainment
$20,674
$136,595
Second Hand Wedding
Potential/Arkles
$13,680
$79,967
Lou
Kojo Pictures
$27,371
$59,505
Girl Clock!
$1m
Self-distributed
$8,857
$43,434
Separation City
$4.8m
Hoyts
$15,278
$32,159
Triangle
$8m est.
Icon
$6,081
$11,282
Going Vertical
The Pack/Blue Sea Films
$3,879
$9,699
Savages Crossing
$3.5m
MediaKin/GAP
$4,432
$8,651
The Nothing Men
 
Anchor Bay Films
$4,518
$6,679
Playing For Charlie
$1.2m
The Pack
$2,665
$5,867
The Horseman
$500,000
Umbrella Entertainment
$2,270
$3,328
The Tumbler
The Pack
$203
$358

 

 

 

 

 

 

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