Kath & Kim hits $3.9m at box office, Beasts of the Southern Wild debuts with $5,000 average

Beasts of the Southern Wild: big debut

Kath & Kim’s film has added another $1m to its box office earnings taking the comedy to nearly $4m.

In its second weekend at the Australian box office, Kath & Kimderella took $1.095m over the weekend, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

Distributed by Roadshow Films, the film stayed across all 285 screens it opened on last week, to average $3,842 per screen. The film has now taken $3.896m.

Meanwhile, Sydney and Melbourne Film Festival favourite Beasts of the Southern Wild took a $5,000 screen average on its opening weekend.

Topping the box office this week is Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. The animated film distributed by Paramount took $3.957m. Across 525 screens, the film took a $7,538 screen average.

Also opening this week, The Watch, a comedy with Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade distributed by Fox was second at the box office on $1.756m. Across 225 screens the film took a $7,803 screen average, while Sony’s Resident Evil: Retribution took $1.427m across 175 screens for a $8.155 average.

In limited release, Indian film Barfi, distributed by Mindblowing Films took $138,257 across 15 screens for a $9,217 average.

Camera D’Or and Sundance Grand Jury winner Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin and distributed by Icon opened on 24 screens to take $121,110 total for a $5,046 average.

Madman’s Reel Anime 2012 festival took $70,999 across eight screens for a $8,875 average.

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale, distributed by Incubus took $4,341 across seven screens  while Neil Young Journeys by Sony Pictures was on just one screen and took $3,805.

In its sixth week at the box office, The Sapphires, distributed by eOne/Hopscotch added another 685,760 to its takings bringing it to $11.993m.

Australian surf adventure film Storm Surfers 3D: The Movie, distributed by Madman added $21,400 across 23 screens for a $930 average, taking the film to $465,129 total while indie documentary I Am Eleven, distributed by Proud Mother Pictures took $7,251 across three screens to stand at $275,697.


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