Australian film Any Questions for Ben has opened with mild box office results over its opening weekend.
The film, directed by Rob Sitch for Working Dog Productions, took $609,000 across 235 screens for a screen average of $2,500.
It’s a disappointing first week for the Working Dog team who also wrote, directed and produced box office hit The Castle and The Dish.
The fast-paced romantic comedy follows Ben (Josh Lawson) as he suffers from a quarter-life crisis and struggles to keep a girlfriend for longer than a month. It also stars Rachael Taylor and co-stars Daniel Henshall, Ed Kavalee, Felicity Ward and Lachy Hulme.
The cumulative total gross is $677,000. The film is distributed by Roadshow.
Meanwhile A Few Best Men, directed by Stephan Elliott, took $539,000 from 237 screens in its third week out, for a screen average of $2274, for a cumulative total of $4,669,000. A Few Best Men is distributed by Icon Films.
Elsewhere Shame, produced by See Saw Films’ Emile Sherman and Iain Canning, and directed by Steve McQueen and starring Michael Fassbender had a minor release across 29 screens, taking 170,000 for a screen average of $5,878. The film was distributed by Transmission.
The film, a co-production with Film4, missed out on the Outstanding British Film category at the BAFTAs overnight. The award went to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.