Sci-fi comedy Iron Sky posts $116k opening
Space Nazi comedy Iron Sky opened over the weekend, taking $116,319 from 45 screens. The Hoyts-distributed film, which follows a group of Nazis from the dark side of the moon as they attempt to invade New York, posted a screen average of $2,585.
Iron Sky opened in Europe last month, grossing more than $3 million from Finland, Norway and Germany on its opening weekend and debuting at number one in Finland.
Australian production company New Holland Pictures came on board the partcrowdfunded film in 2010, with portions of the film shot in Queensland in early 2011.
Unsurprisingly, The Avengers remains at the top of the charts for the third weekend in a row. The Disney picture earned a further $5.2 million from 617 screens, bringing its total gross to $39 million. The film has crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide just 19 days after it began rolling out in cinemas.
Dark Shadows, Tim Burton's latest collaboration with Johnny Depp, ranked second at the box office in its opening weekend. The Roadshow film, which stars Australian actors Bella Heathcote and Gulliver McGrath alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green and Helena Bonham Carter, brought in $3,728,805 across 369 screens.
The Five-Year Engagement ($1,367,347), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ($482,224) and Safe ($442,840) completed the top five.
Australian films at the box office in 2012