'WOLF CREEK' Opens #1 at the Box Office in Australia. 'WOLF CREEK' to Open on December 25th in the U.S.
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NEW YORK, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "Wolf Creek" opened in the number one spot on Thursday in Australia, grossing $193,045 (AUS) and maintained that position today grossing $281,165 (AUS). The cumulative total is $356,562 (AUS $475,479). Village Roadshow Pictures distributed the film in Australia on behalf of The Weinstein Company and The Weinstein Company will release the film under it's Dimension Films label in the U.S. "Wolf Creek" is scheduled to open on Christmas Day in theaters in the US.
"We are so thrilled that the first international release from The Weinstein Company opened in the number one spot at the box office and we look forward to continued success this weekend in Australia," said Glen Basner, president of international for The Weinstein Company. "We greatly appreciate everyone's hard work at Village Roadshow Pictures to make this opening such an amazing success."
"Wolf Creek," the terrifying Australian horror film based on frightening true events screened to great acclaim at Sundance and Director's Fortnight in Cannes this year.
Writer/director Greg McLean's next project titled "Rogue," is in pre- production and will be released by The Weinstein Company's Dimension Films' label worldwide. The Weinstein Company has commenced international sales on "Rogue" at this week's American Film Market.
ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Weinstein Company was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corp. in 1979. The Weinstein Company is a multi-media company that officially launched on October 1st, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that began with Miramax, will also be included under The Weinstein Company banner. The Weinsteins are actively working on the production, development and acquisition of projects for The Weinstein Company. While at Miramax, the Weinsteins released some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful independent feature films of the past decade. They received 249 Academy Award nominations and a record 16 Best Picture nominations over the past ten consecutive years. Some of these films include: "The Aviator," "Finding Neverland," "Chicago," "Gangs of New York," "In the Bedroom," "Chocolat," "The Cider House Rules," "Shakespeare In Love," "Life Is Beautiful (La Vita E Bella)," "Good Will Hunting," "The English Patient," "Il Postino (The Postman)," "Pulp Fiction," "The Piano" and "The Crying Game."
The Weinsteins have acquired the following titles to be released by The Weinstein Company: "Decameron," "The Libertine," "Last Legion," "Young Hannibal," "Hoodwinked!," "Transamerica," "Nomad," "Outlander," "Stormbreaker," "Lucky Number Slevin," and "Master of the Crimson Armor." Other titles to be released by The Weinstein Company include "Derailed," "The Matador," "Wolf Creek," "Mrs. Henderson Presents," "Kill Bill: NC 17," "Fast Track," "Breaking and Entering," "Scary Movie 4," "Sin City 2," "Pulse," "Passion of The Clerks," "Killshot," "Come Closer," "Awake," "Unknown," the fourth movie in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series, "School for Scoundrels," and "Grind House."
"Scary Movie 4," "Passion of the Clerks," "Killshot," "Awake" and "School for Scoundrels" are currently in production for The Weinstein Company.
Source: The Weinstein Company