Aussie film Goddess in box office top five

Goddess is the first Australian film this year to be in the top 10.

Goddess: first Australian film to make the top 10 in 2013

Goddess, the Australian musical starring Magda Szubanski and honorary Australian Ronan Keating, reached number four of the weekend box office top 20 on its debut week.

The comedy musical written by Mark Lamprell of Babe: Pig in the City fame, made $512,445. Goddess took an average of $2,476 on each of its ambitious 207 screens.

Distributed by Roadshow, the film has trumped the two Australian films still on release this week, both about sports. Last week’s AFL drama, Blinder, made less than $50,000 while the cricket comedy, Save You Legs, made $165,000.

Goddes, which used the distributer’s social media page to promote itself, lost out to fellow debut The Incredible Burt Wonderstone ($1,093,009), but beat stalwart film The Silver Linings Playbook ($480,965).

Sam Raimi’s foray into children’s films Oz: The Great and Powerful, continued to dominate, making almost $3 million across 558 screens.

Django Unchained remained in ninth place while Safe Haven had the biggest drop, falling from number 12 last week to number 20.

Box office takings, week ending March 20


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