The King’s Speech continues to dominate

10 January, 2011 by IF

By Sam Dallas

Promising Oscar contender The King’s Speech remained high on the Aussie box office throne, after taking another $2.1 million on the weekend.


The popular drama, distributed by Paramount and Transmission, was only down 8 per cent on the previous week, signifying word of mouth was high amongst the Aussie public.

The Tom Hooper film starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, had a screen average of $20,406 – across 107 screens – and in total has raked in $9,394,295 after just three weeks (excluding preview sales of $461,288).

Having ties with Australia through producer Emile Sherman, the UK production about King George VI (Firth) who seeks the help of unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue (Rush) has made $US33.3 million (across 758 screens) in the United States since opening a month earlier on November 26.

Disney’s 50th animated film Tangled was at the top of the Aussie Box Office in its first weekend, netting almost $6 million from 462 screens (with a screen average of $12,551), which will keep Disney heads happy since it’s the most expensive animated film of all time (estimated $US260 million).

Ben Stiller movie Meet The Parents: Little Fockers continued to do well, coming in second, making a further $2.3 million from 366 screens, since opening on Boxing Day last year.