Published on October 2nd, 2013 | by admin
PACKED CINEMAS FOR OPENING WEEKEND OF TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING – Media Release
The opening weekend of TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING has
seen audiences packing out cinemas around the country. From just 16
screens, the film has taken $215,552, with a whopping $13,472 screen
average, the highest of any film in national release.
TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING was the highest grossing film in ten cinemas
across the country, despite a strictly limited number of sessions at all
Creator of TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING Robert Connolly commented “It is
incredibly uplifting to see people turn out in such strong numbers. The
unique way we’ve taken the film to cinemas has enabled us to experience
first-hand the incredible responses people have had to the work of all
these fantastically talented Australian filmmakers and actors. It is a
testament to the notion that audiences are craving a different and
special experience at the cinema.”
An opening day figure of $37,132 set the wheels in motion, yet the box
office revenue continued to increase day on day, culminating in a
fantastic single day figure of $72,421 on the Sunday across just 15
screens with sessions that day.
The strong opening weekend follows a handful of one off special event
screenings, which commenced at the Melbourne International Film Festival
where the film had its World Premiere. Including these special events,
the film has now grossed $345,383.
TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING was created by Robert Connolly (Balibo), who
produced the film together with Maggie Miles and Arenamedia. Funding
partners include Screen Australia, Film Victoria, ScreenWest, ABC and
the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere Fund. TIM
WINTON’S THE TURNING is co-distributed by Madman Entertainment and CinemaPlus.
Source: NIXCo Media Release