The Great Gatsby takes $7m in first few days

Great GatsbyBaz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic book The Great Gatsby has made $6,789,897 in its opening weekend and more than $7.2 million since it opened, according to data from the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

While the film itself has been subject to lukewarm reviews, The Great Gatsby made an average of $11,567 on each of the 587 screens it was shown on. The opening has been the strongest Australian release of the year to date.

US actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, and English actress Carey Mulligan are joined in the film by Australian actors including Joel Edgerton,Isla Fisher, and Vince Colosimo. The fim was filmed in Australia after securing significant financial incentives for doing so.

The Great Gatsby took almost $2.m more than its nearest competitor, The Hangover 3, which made $4,367,878 across 499 screens.

Action blockbusters Star Trek Into Darkness and Iron Man 3 came in third and fourth in the box office, bringing in $1.16m and $0.84m respectively.

Bollywood film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani made its debut at number five, pulling $267,920 on 16 screens around the country. The average screen made $16,745.

Box Office June 3


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