Beresford's pic takes in $6 million

Goosing a dismal year — or two, or three — of Australian films tanking at the box office, Bruce Beresford’s “Mao’s Last Dancer” has notched some $6 million at the B.O. in two weeks on 266 screens — and looks to have strong legs, pacing Hollywood entries such as “Couples Retreat” and “The Final Destination.” Pic, based on the bestselling memoir by Li Cunxin, took $4 million in its opening week — the fourth biggest for an Aussie feature. Indie distrib Hopscotch — and the rest of the Oz biz — must be dancing with delight.

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