Looking for Grace opens, Dirty Grandpa wins the weekend

31 January, 2016 by Staff Writer

Radha Mitchell and Odessa Young in Looking for Grace.

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Sue Brooks' Looking for Grace has pulled in $276,821 in its first week.

After opening on 32 screens, the Richard Roxburgh-starrer made a weekend gross of $99,487.

The other Australian film at the box office remains The Dressmaker, going strong after fourteen weeks.

On 53 screens, Jocelyn Moorhouse's film dropped forty-eight percent for a weekend gross of $54,762, bringing its cume to $19,964,235.

The highest opener was Dirty Grandpa, starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro, which took out the number one spot.

The comedy opened on 227 screens and rang up over $2.4 million in its first week. 

The awards-touted Tom McCarthy drama Spotlight, about the Boston Globe's investigation of systemic abuse within the Catholic Church, opened strong, with an overall tally of $983,339 from 107 screens.

The Revenant continued its strong local run, dropping thirty-one percent for a weekend gross of $1.6 million. The revenge epic is about to crack $16 million after four weeks.

In its seventh week, Star Wars: The Force Awakens dropped even less (thirty percent) for a weekend tally of $1.3 million, bringing its total to $90,626,634.

The Hateful Eight had a similar weekend tally to J.J. Abrams' film, and now sits around the $5.7 million mark after two weeks.

Teen fare such as Goosebumps ($8.4 million after three weeks) and The 5th Wave ($6.3 million after the same) maintained pace, while comedies The Big Short ($5.2 million after three weeks), Sisters ($10.6 million after four) and Daddy's Home ($21 million after six) rounded out the top ten.

Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl dropped forty percent to bring its cume to $1.6 million after two weeks, while Transmission's critically-acclaimed Carol has rung up $2.1 million after three.

Branagh Theatre Live's filmed production of The Winter's Tale opened strong at 45 locations, bringing in $190,212.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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