Published on February 2nd, 2016 | by Damien Straker
THE DRESSMAKER crosses $20m at the Australian Box Office – Universal Media Release
This past weekend THE DRESSMAKER has achieved a rare box office milestone for an Australian film, passing $20 million at the box office. The film has now earned an incredible $20,011,313 and continues in more than 50 cinema locations this week, an outstanding achievement for any film to still be playing successfully on so many screens in its 14th week. THE DRESSMAKER becomes only the 11th Australian film to ever pass the $20 million box office threshold placing it in elite company.
Audiences around the country have embraced this beautiful production with THE DRESSMAKER earning 5 AACTA Awards including the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Australian Film, Best Lead Actress for Kate Winslet, Best Supporting Actor for Hugo Weaving, Best Supporting Actress for Judy Davis and Best Costume Design for Marion Boyce and Margot Wilson.
The film has received an impressive 10 nominations at this year’s Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards including Best Film (Producer Sue Maslin), Best Director (Jocelyn Moorhouse), Best Actress (Kate Winslet), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Judy Davis and Sarah Snook), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hugo Weaving), Best Cinematography (Don McAlpine), Best Music (David Hirschfelder), Best Production Design (Roger Ford) and Best Editor (Jill Bilcock).
The Dressmaker has also received 8 nominations at this year’s Australian Film Critics Association Awards including Best Film, Best Director (Jocelyn Moorhouse), Best Actress (Kate Winslet), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hugo Weaving), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Judy Davis and Sarah Snook), Best Screenplay (Jocelyn Moorhouse & PJ Hogan) and Best Cinematography (Don McAlpine).
THE DRESSMAKER continues in cinemas this week.
Source: Universal Media Release