The Dressmaker cracks $20 million

01 February, 2016 by Staff Writer

Producer Sue Maslin.


The Dressmaker has passed $20 million at the box office, earning $20,011,313 by yesterday.

The adaptation of Rosalie Ham's novel is sitting just outside the top ten for all-time Australian BO, and becomes only the 11th Australian film to pass the $20 million mark.

"This incredible box office result has surpassed all our expectations and is a reflection of the way in which Australian audiences have taken The Dressmaker into their hearts", producer Sue Maslin said.

"I have met women who have seen the film more than five times and I just want to thank them and all the punters who didn't stop at just one viewing but wanted to share the love of this film with their friends and family. Even more of an achievement when you realise than only a handful of films about women's stories are released locally every year".

Director Jocelyn Moorhouse, whose film film is still on over 50 screens in its 14th week, told IF:

"I couldn’t be happier about The Dressmaker’s success. Our extraordinary cast and crew worked with great love and care on the movie, and it is a great reward for us all to see the movie embraced whole-heartedly by Australians".