Unfinished Sky inches towards $1m

08 September, 2008 by IF

By Simon de Bruyn

Unfinished Sky looks set to creep over $1 million in box office, with this weekend’s takings pushing the film to $941,248 following a massive 12 weeks in cinemas.


The Peter Duncan film took a per screen average of $676 on 16 screens, for a total of $10,822 for the weekend. This almost matched Not Quite Hollywood’s screen average of $681 – on 47 screens. The doco took $31,995 in its second weekend, for a paltry total of $140,325.

Son of a Lion continued to do well in its third weekend, taking a further $13,320 for a total of $65,605 on just six screens.

Benjamin Zeccola, executive director of Palace Films – which distributed Unfinished Sky – told INSIDEFILM the film was continuing to do strong business in regional areas.

“People are really enjoying the film; there’s been strong word of mouth and a lot of demand from regional locations. It’s proven to have really long legs,” he said.


over the last couple of weeks has come from regional business and we’re still confident that we will hit $1m. There are still a lot of regional bookings to come in.”

Madman is set to release Unfinished Sky on DVD on October 8.