‘Romper,’ ‘Ballroom’ tango atop Oz B.O.

The Aussie box office witnessed a surprising first over the weekend when two low-budget domestic offerings clocked in at first and second places, eclipsing “Sneakers,””Unlawful Entry” and “Patriot Games.”

Strictly Ballroom” has been outgunning all other offerings for weeks, but now Geoffrey Wright’s controversial “Romper Stomper,” released via Roadshow, has joined it.

In its first four days “Romper Stomper” grossed $ A481,485 ($ 337,000) on about 50 screens, placing it at the top of the B.O. “Strictly Ballroom” was close behind with $ 335,000.

“Romper Stomper,” repped internationally by August Entertainment, is about gang warfare and has sparked widespread publicity about racial content and violence.

Academy Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to pic, with theatrical release planned for 1993.

Pic’s B.O. feat is considered even more impressive given it carries a “Restricted” (18 & over) rating, which generally hampers films at Oz wickets (“Basic Instinct” was the first pic to break that bind).

More Film

  • Valerian review

    EuropaCorp Being Circled by Potential Buyers, Investors (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Aussie box office witnessed a surprising first over the weekend when two low-budget domestic offerings clocked in at first and second places, eclipsing “Sneakers,””Unlawful Entry” and “Patriot Games.” “Strictly Ballroom” has been outgunning all other offerings for weeks, but now Geoffrey Wright’s controversial “Romper Stomper,” released via Roadshow, has joined it. In its first […]

  • Simon Pegg, Nick Frost's Stolen Picture

    Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Talk Stolen Picture and Their First Series, 'Truth Seekers' (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Aussie box office witnessed a surprising first over the weekend when two low-budget domestic offerings clocked in at first and second places, eclipsing “Sneakers,””Unlawful Entry” and “Patriot Games.” “Strictly Ballroom” has been outgunning all other offerings for weeks, but now Geoffrey Wright’s controversial “Romper Stomper,” released via Roadshow, has joined it. In its first […]

  • 'Den of Thieves' Review: Gerard Butler

    Film Review: 'Den of Thieves'

    The Aussie box office witnessed a surprising first over the weekend when two low-budget domestic offerings clocked in at first and second places, eclipsing “Sneakers,””Unlawful Entry” and “Patriot Games.” “Strictly Ballroom” has been outgunning all other offerings for weeks, but now Geoffrey Wright’s controversial “Romper Stomper,” released via Roadshow, has joined it. In its first […]

  • Movistar + Head Sergio Oslé on

    Telefonica’s Movistar + New Head Sergio Oslé on First Series Results, Cinema, Engaging Audiences (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Aussie box office witnessed a surprising first over the weekend when two low-budget domestic offerings clocked in at first and second places, eclipsing “Sneakers,””Unlawful Entry” and “Patriot Games.” “Strictly Ballroom” has been outgunning all other offerings for weeks, but now Geoffrey Wright’s controversial “Romper Stomper,” released via Roadshow, has joined it. In its first […]

  • 'The Green Fog' Review: A Heartfelt,

    Film Review: 'The Green Fog'

    The Aussie box office witnessed a surprising first over the weekend when two low-budget domestic offerings clocked in at first and second places, eclipsing “Sneakers,””Unlawful Entry” and “Patriot Games.” “Strictly Ballroom” has been outgunning all other offerings for weeks, but now Geoffrey Wright’s controversial “Romper Stomper,” released via Roadshow, has joined it. In its first […]

  • Korean Giant to Emerge from CJ

    Korea's CJ Orders Up Merger of Media and Shopping Units

    The Aussie box office witnessed a surprising first over the weekend when two low-budget domestic offerings clocked in at first and second places, eclipsing “Sneakers,””Unlawful Entry” and “Patriot Games.” “Strictly Ballroom” has been outgunning all other offerings for weeks, but now Geoffrey Wright’s controversial “Romper Stomper,” released via Roadshow, has joined it. In its first […]

  • Stanley Tucci Joins Rosamund Pike, Jamie

    Stanley Tucci Joins Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan in 'A Private War' (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Aussie box office witnessed a surprising first over the weekend when two low-budget domestic offerings clocked in at first and second places, eclipsing “Sneakers,””Unlawful Entry” and “Patriot Games.” “Strictly Ballroom” has been outgunning all other offerings for weeks, but now Geoffrey Wright’s controversial “Romper Stomper,” released via Roadshow, has joined it. In its first […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content