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Facebook movie tops Aussie box office
[Tue 02/11/2010 11:22:42]
By Sam Dallas
Facebook movie The Social Network has been boosted by word-of-mouth and opened at number one in Australia on the weekend.
The film, based on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and distributed by Sony Pictures, raked in $2.6 million across 285 screens in its first weekend, with a screen average of $9431.
Bruce Willis’ latest Red came in second with $1.7 million in its opening weekend across 223 screens.
Life As We Know It, which had funding from Village Roadshow, dropped down to fourth spot, making $1.2 million.
As far as Australian flicks go, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole made $99,755 and has now made a less-than-expected $4,485,645. In the US, it's made $US52.6 million.
Local teen action film Tomorrow, When The War Began - directed by Stuart Beattie - made $53,701 across 47 screens on the weekend and has now raked in $13,361,614 Down Under, however it still hasn't got a US distributor.
In its second weekend, Summer Coda made $36,498 across 24 screens while Australia/French co-production The Tree made $7,913 from nine screens.
Meanwhile Pinnacle Films' Road Train slipped from seven screens to only two, making $2413.
Sean Bryne's twisted tale The Loved Ones opens this Thursday.