Subdivision posts modest opening weekend

24 August, 2009 by IF

By Brendan Swift

Disney-distributed comedy Subdivision has booked a modest $100,231 at the box office since opening last Thursday.

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The building industry comedy had one of the widest releases for an Australian film this year, shown across 66 screens.

The box office result is similar to Disney’s boxing drama Two Fists One Heart, which took $97,000 over its opening weekend in March, for a total of $127,000 across some 50 screens.

Meanwhile, drama Beautiful Kate added another $161,764 in its third week across 29 screens. The film, distributed by Roadshow, is now threatening to become the fifth film this year to cross the $1 million box office barrier.

Political drama Balibo, distributed by Paramount, Transmission and Footprint Films, added a further $147,494 across its 23 screens.

Film  Budget   Distributor   Opening w/e  Weeks  Box Office 
Samson and Delilah  $1.6m   Para/Trans/Footprint   $        199,163 16  $  3,044,029
Mary and Max  $8m   Icon   $          217,176 15  $    1,444,617
Disgrace  $10m   Icon   $        209,014 10  $  1,140,027
My Year Without Sex  $3.8m   Para/Trans/Footprint   $        177,461 13  $  1,096,176
Beautiful Kate  $6m   Roadshow   $        273,582 3  $     967,741
Love the Beast    Madman   $          241,982 9  $       777,351
The Combination  $1.169m   AFS   $          188,054 11  $       727,586
Last Ride  $4m   Madman   $          76,459 9  $     355,534
Two Fists, One Heart  $8.5m   BVI   $            96,999 2  $       295,500
Wake in Fright    Madman   $          25,446 9  $     275,295
Balibo  $4.5m   Para/Trans/Footprint   $        206,290 2  $     470,526
Cedar Boys  $1.36m   Hoyts/Mushroom   $          74,793 4  $     202,833
Subdivision    BVI   $          86,649 1  $     100,231
Beautiful  $2m   Kojo/Jump Street   $            22,406 6  $         55,619
Closed for Winter  $2m   Omnilab Media   $            19,449 6  $         53,370
Shadows of the Past  $    820,000  Summer Night   $            13,927 11  $         45,490
Bastardy  $    260,000  Film Camp   $              7,822 8  $         37,570
Lake Mungo    Darclight films   $            2,390 4  $       28,826
Lucky Country  $2m est.   Para/Trans/Footprint   $            11,413 4  $         26,141
The Burning Season    Gil Scrine/Freshwater   $              4,865 5  $         19,121
The Chifleys of Busby St    Ronin   $              3,760 1  $         13,123
Crush  $2m   Filmscope/Odin’s Eye   $              8,304 1  $         13,051
Bad Bush    VVVF   $              1,909    $           3,961
Salvation    Hopscotch   $              2,262 1  $           3,182
Prey   $4m   Damage Releasing   $              1,089 15  $           1,089
 $  10,974,403

 

 

 

 

 

 

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