Sanctum continues to sink at the Aussie Box Office

14 February, 2011 by Sam Dallas

Australian 3D thriller Sanctum continues to sink at the local box office, falling to seventh place after only two weeks.

The Universal film, supported by key Hollywood director James Cameron, took $845,049 on the weekend from 249 screens, giving it a screen average of $3394. This was down 47 per cent on opening weekend.


It’s a less-than-expected result for the film, which stars Richard Roxburgh, especially after the massive promotion from the Avatar director, both in the US and Down Under.

According to Box Office Mojo, the film has taken $US17.5 million in America.

Opening just before Valentine's Day, No Strings Attached made it to the top of the local box office, raking in $2.2 million across 253 screens, for an average of $8765.

The Paramount motion picture, starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, is directed by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters II, Twins, Kindergarten Cop) and tells the story of two friends who have an agreement to have casual sex without falling in love with each other.

Danny Boyle’s biographical adventure film 127 Hours, which tells the story of real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, made almost $1.2 million from 181 screens in its opening weekend, while The King’s Speech continues to be a hit at the local box office, taking in almost $1.2 million as well in its eighth week.

Source: MPDAA