Weekly box office: 30/04/09
By Simon de Bruyn
After weeks of marketing the film directly to Perth teenagers, John Soto’s teen thriller Crush took over $13,000 on one hometown screen this week.
By packing crowds into one screen at the city’s Piccadilly Cinemas, Crush scored the highest screen average of the week by far, in both limited release and top 20 films.
The closest average to this among limited release films was Tulpan, which took an average of $9,000 on 15 screens in its opening week. Crush also beat out the Fast & Furious $11,000 per screen average, playing in its second week.
Meanwhile in its first week of national release Closed for Winter took just over $30,000 on 17 screens, according to MPDAA figures.
Mary and Max added a further $76,000 to its bottom line, and is expected to cross $1 million over the weekend.
|Film||Budget (est)||Distributor||Opening w/e||Box Office|
|Mary and Max||$8,000,000||Icon||$217,176||$897,793|
|Love the Beast||Unknown||Madman||$241,982||$765,337|
|Two Fists, One Heart||$8,500,000||Disney||$96,999||$292,810|
|Closed for Winter||$2,000,000||Omnilab Media||$19,449||$30,623|