Local films Cane Toads: The Conquest and Here I Am have posted lacklustre results in their first weekend of release.

Directed by Mark Lewis and distributed by Pinnacle Films, Cane Toads: The Conquest grossed $10,178 across 27 screens, with a screen average of just $377.

Though only available on seven screens, Beck Cole's debut feature Here I Am earned $11,659. The Paramount/Transmission film about a young woman with a dark past had a screen average of $1,666 per screen.

In the world of limited releases, crowd-pleaser Mrs Carey's Concert has seen a surprising twelve per cent boost after six weeks in cinemas – opening on 16 additional screens across the country with a screen average of $2099.

Meanwhile, psychological horror Snowtown continues to perform strongly in its third week – gaining seven screens and grossing $125,819.

Amongst mainstream releases, The Hangover Part II remained in the top spot despite a drop of 50 per cent. The sequel to 2009's The Hangover grossed $5,696,486 across 424 screens.

The much-anticipated X-Men: First Class came in second place. The movie made $4,719, 319 over 415 screens, with a screen average of $11,372.

Coming in at third in its third week of release, On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise dropped 20 screens – earning $2,726,915.

The box office top five was rounded out by Water for Elephants  ($697,632) and Source Code ($190,725).

Australian Films at the Box Office 2011

Source: MPDAA, IF magazine

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  1. I have not seen ANY marketing for Here I Am.

    Until last week I knew absolutely nothing about it, I didn’t know it was even an Australian film or it’s connection to Samson & Delilah (which surely could have been splashed across the posters).

    When the hell are Australian filmmakers and distributors going to learn? It actually makes me (and a lot of other people) very angry.

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