Looking for Grace opens, Dirty Grandpa wins the weekend

31 January, 2016 by Staff Writer

Radha Mitchell and Odessa Young in Looking for Grace.


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.