Skyfall adds $7.7m in second weekend

Skyfall has made another $7.7m at the Australian box office in the second weekend of its release.

The Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and distributed by Sony Pictures kept a very healthy screen average of $13,209 across 585 screens according to Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

The film in eleven days has taken $24.8m locally. It surpasses total local earnings of previous Bond film, 2008’s Quantum of Solace which grossed of $20.645m over 11 weeks, according to Box Office Mojo. Quantum of Solace opened on 476 screens.

Elsewhere, Pitch Perfect, directed by Jason Moore and starring Australian female comedian Rebel Wilson, and distributed by Universal made $931,000 in a wide, pre-release across 212 screens for a $4,392 screen average.

Roadshow’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, directed by Stephen Chbosky opened across 182 screens to take $755,500 while Red Dawn, directed by Dan Bradley and starring Australians Chris Hemsworth and Isabel Lucas made $376,700 for Roadshow across 156 screens. Teen comedy Fun Size, directed by Gossip Girl’s Josh Schwartz made $263,000 for Paramount across 184 screens.

In Australian films at the cinema, Paul Kelly: Stories of Me, directed by Ian Darling in its seventh week for Madman made $2,652 taking the film to $424,855 while Dead Europe, directed by Tony Krawitz and distributed by Transmission made $2,500, taking the film to $80,000.


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