70s surf flick Drift takes $268,000 in first week

Drift posterThe surf drama Drift, starring Sam Worthington, made its debut at the weekend with takings of $268,570 at the box office.

The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia said the Hopscotch-distributed film making an average of $1,918 across 140 screens.

Drift was in the making for almost two years and was written and directed by Morgan O’Neill. The story follows two surfing brothers, Jimmy and Andy Kelly (Xavier Samuel and Myles Pollard) who are trying to make their living from the sport in Margaret River, WA. Worthington stars as their friend, photographer and film-maker JB.

Iron Man 3 continued to dominate the box office, pulling in more than $6 million and earning an average of nearly $10,000 per screen while Olympus Has Fallen also remained steady, at number three for the weekend.

Romantic comedy The Big Wedding made its debut and earned $1,257,692  with an average of $5,031 across its 250 screens. Danish drama The Hunt also debuted this weekend at number 15, making $88,147.

Box Office May 6


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