Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook and Flight can’t beat Django Unchained at box office

The three Oscar-hope movies which opened at the Australian box office over the weekend, were unable to knock Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained from the number one spot.

David O Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, Robert Zemeckis’ Flight and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty entered the Australian box office charts in positions two, three and four respectively. 

Silver Linings Playbook which is distributed by Roadshow, made $2.34m at the box office. The film opened across 242 screens for an impressive screen average of $9,673.

The film made $530,000 last week in pre-release.

Flight, distributed by Paramount, took $1.749m across 239 screens for $7,317 while Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, distributed by Icon, made $1.12m for a screen average of $5,385.

However, Django Unchained made $2.495m in its second weekend. Across 327 screens, the film made $7,631 per screen. The film now stands at $8.989m since opening.

Sound City directed by Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and distributed by Mushroom Pictures was the only film to open in limited release this weekend.

The film is the history of Los Angeles recording studio Sound City Studios. In its opening weekend it made $94,471 across just 15 screens for a $6,298 screen average.


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