Lucky Country opens with $13,041

20 July, 2009 by IF

By Adam Coleman

The Kriv Stenders-directed feature Lucky Country has taken $13,041 at the box office since opening last Thursday. The Australian-gothic thriller, which cost just over $2 million to produce, was shown across eight screens, giving a screen average of $1630.
 
Samson and Delilah and My Year Without Sex – also collaboratively distributed by Footprint Films, Transmission Films and Paramount Pictures Australia – both outperformed Lucky Country over the same period.
 
Samson and Delilah took $80,199 and in its eleventh week is fast approaching the $3 million mark, while My Year Without Sex took $45,364 in its eighth week.
 
Meanwhile, the Icon-distributed Disgrace took $56,475 in its fifth week while its stable mate Mary and Max took $2,605. Both films have collectively grossed more than $2.3 million this year. Bastardy, the low-budget documentary distributed by Film Camp, added $2,280 in its fourth weekend at two screens and has now grossed $31,746.
 
The total box office for local 2009 releases has now reached $8,517,713.

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Film  Budget   Distributor   Opening w/e  WIR  Box Office 
Samson and Delilah  $1.6m   Para/Trans/Footprint   $        199,163   11  $     2,738,888
Mary and Max  $8m   Icon   $        217,176   15  $     1,444,046
My Year Without Sex  $3.8m   Para/Trans/Footprint   $        177,461   8  $       991,583
Love the Beast    Madman   $          241,982   9  $          777,351
The Combination  $1.169m   AFS   $          188,054   11  $          727,586
Disgrace  $10m   Icon   $        209,014   5  $        896,600
Two Fists, One Heart  $8.5m   BVI   $            96,999   2  $          295,500
Wake in Fright    Madman   $          25,446   4  $           168,859
Beautiful  $2m   Kojo/Jump Street   $            22,406   6  $            55,619
Closed for Winter  $2m   Omnilab Media   $            19,449   6  $            48,197
Shadows of the Past  $  820,000  Summer Night   $          13,927   10  $            44,050
Bastardy  $260,000  Film Camp  $              7,822   4  $            31,772
The Chifleys of Busby St    Ronin   $              3,760   1  $            13,123
Crush  $2m   Filmscope/Odin’s Eye   $              8,304   1  $            13,051
Lucky Country  Est, $2m  Para/Trans/Footprint   $             11,413  1  $            13,041
The Burning Season    Gil Scrine/Freshwater  $          2  $             4,865
Salvation    Hopscotch   $              2,262   1  $              3,182
Prey   $4m   Damage Releasing   $              1,089   1  $              1,089
               
         Total  $         8,517,713

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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