Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Prometheus strikes at Australian box office

PROMETHEUS has enjoyed the year's third-biggest opening at the Australian box office, taking $6.8 million.
With early previews, Ridley Scott's return to the Alien franchise already has grossed $7.2 million.

The movie starring Charlize Theron bumps Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows out of 2012's Top 3 openings to sit behind The Avengers with $13.3 million and The Hunger Games with $9 million.
In the UK, Prometheus held on to No.1 for a second weekend and has grossed over $25 million.
It couldn't manage a top spot debut in the US - coming in behind the animated Madagascar 3 ($60.9 million) - but its $51.5 million puts it among the best second-placed debuts in US history.
Prometheus has already grossed $144 million worldwide. The sci-fi film stars Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace as a team sent into deep space to find aliens who left messages on Earth thousands of years ago.