Total Recall remake takes $2.3m on opening weekend

The remake of the 1990 action sci-fi film Total Recall has opened well at the top of the box office over the weekend.

The film, directed by Len Wiseman and starring Colin Farrell took $2.337m.

Distributed by Sony Pictures it averaged $6,916 across 338 screens, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

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Also in its opening weekend, Hope Springs, distributed by Roadshow and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep and directed by David Frankel, took $1.167m.

Opening across 273 screens, the film averaged $4278 per screen.

Australian film The Sapphires, distributed by Hopscotch/eOne added another $1.444m to its total box office over the weekend. Across 279 screens the film averaged $5,178.

The film, in its third week now, has a box office total of $7.841m.

Two Australian documentaries are in theatre release.

Storm Surfers 3D: The Movie, directed by Justin McMillan and Chris Nelius and distributed by Madman added another $68,000, across six screens taking the film to $167,000 while I Am Eleven, directed by Genevieve Bailey and distributed by Proud Mother Pictures added $6,528 across just two screens for a total of $232,000.

Five other films opened in limited release.

Barrymore, distributed through Sharmill screened across 33 screens to take $51,000 and averaged $1,557.

Anti-bullying documentary, Bully directed by Lee Hirsch and distributed by Roadshow opened on 25 screens to take $35,000 for a $1,394 screen average.

Holy Motors, directed by Leos Carax and distributed by Icon, with an appearance by Kylie Minogue, took $26,000 across 9 screens for a $2,878 average.

Lan Kwai Fong 2, directed by Wilson Chin, distributed by Dream Movie took $71,000 across 7 screens for a $10,000 average.

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, distributed by Universal had pre-release screenings across 50 screens, taking $127,000 while Monsieur Lazhar, directed by Philippe Falardeau and distributed by Palace took $59,000 across 22 screens for a $2,701 average.



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