Two Fists weak as Beast builds

23 March, 2009 by IF

By Simon de Bruyn

Disney-distributed boxing drama Two Fists One Heart has opened poorly on 50 screens, while Love the Beast has continued its strong run at the box office.

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Following preview screenings last weekend, the $8.5 million boxing drama took a mere $97,000 over the weekend, for a total of $127,000.

Meanwhile, Eric Bana’s Love the Beast has continued to post strong results in its second weekend, after Madman raised the screen count to 65. The car documentary took a further $141,283 for a total of $498,000.

This makes it the third highest grossing (non IMAX) Australian doco ever at the local box office, behind Bra Boys ($1.7 million) and Cane Toads: An Unnatural History ($613,000).

David Field’s drama The Combination still has legs, taking a further $42,600 on 25 screens over the weekend, for a total of $618,000.

Paul Cox’s long-delayed film Salvation took $2,262 on three screens for a total of $2,800, while Beautiful has stopped screening after reaching a total of $45,891.

Baz Luhrmann’s juggernaut Australia is also still edging along, taking $14,834 in its 17th weekend in cinemas, for a total of $37,232,340.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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