Baz Luhrmann’s wannabe epic Australia has tanked on its first day at the US Box Office. According to news.com.au, Variety and the Herald Sun, the film made $3.4 million on its first day (Thanksgiving). This works out to an average of $1318 per screen. Compare this to Twilight’s takings of an average $35.055 per screen and we start to realise that it really didn’t open.
Even Oprah’s endorsement couldn’t get bums on seats it would seem.
Thanksgiving is a tough weekend at the US box office and Australia was competing with Twilight, Four Christmases (Reese Witherspoon’s new film that has been renamed Four Holidays in Australia), Transporter 3 and Quantum of Solace.
I am going to see Australia tonight, I’ll review it on the next podcast (episode 17) in detail.
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