Action documentary Fighting Fear posted a modest opening over the weekend, after receiving the biggest release in history for an Australian documentary.

The film, which is directed by Bra Boys filmmaker Macario De Souza and distributed by Garage Entertainment, opened on 55 screens and grossed $104,555, with a screen average of $1,639.

The documentary follows the friendship of mixed martial arts fighter Richie Vas and pro surfer Mark Matthews as they deal with the highs and lows of their personal and professional lives.

French-Australian co-production Santa's Apprentice also opened over the weekend, posting a screen average of $833 across 149 screens and grossing $124,092. The film features the voice talents of Shane Jacobson (Kenny) and singer, Delta Goodrem.

Feel-good film Red Dog has crossed the $21 million line after 15 weeks in release. The film took in $90,151 over the weekend across 104 screens, bringing its total to $21,100,109.Meanwhile, psychological thriller, The Hunter has passed the $1 million mark,  with its total gross now standing at $1,001,265. 

Australian-Chinese co-production 33 Postcards saw a 13 per cent boost in its second week of release. The Titan View film made $14,134 over the weekend, with a screen average of $544.

Inspirational sports drama Moneyball shot straight to the top of the box office in its first weekend of release. The film, which stars Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, made a healthy screen average of $6,002 and earned $1,308,408.

In Time ($1,152,147; 226 screens), I Don't Know How She Does It ($647,429; 232 screens), Midnight in Paris ($646,662; 142 screens) and Paranormal Activity 3 ($432,997; 207 screens) rounded off the top five for the weekend.

Australian films at the box office 2011

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