Paul Kelly: Stories of Me reaches $221,000 at the box office

30 October, 2012 by Brendan Swift

Local documentary Paul Kelly: Stories of Me has continued its strong box office performance, topping the limited release chart in its second weekend after grossing more than $93,000.

The film, which premiered at the 2012 Melbourne International Film Festival, follows the life and career of singer-songwriter Paul Kelly. This weekend's special event screenings grossed $93,961 over seven screens, for an impressive $13,423 screen average.


It has been a strong year for Australian feature documentaries. Storm Surfers 3D has grossed more than $650,000 so far (placing it in eighth position on the top 10 all-time box office list for Australian feature docos) while I Am Eleven has taken more than $300,000. Last year, Mrs Carey's Concert became just the fourth Australian documentary to break the $1 million mark at cinemas.

Among other Australian releases, drama Hail opened on two screens and grossed $5648.

Australian Films at the Box Office 2012