Lucky Country opens with $13,041
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.
|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|