Patriot ends event movie roll-out in Oz
One of the last event blockbusters on release in Australia this winter, The Patriot, took $1.6m (A$2.8m) from 325 screens on its opening four-day weekend (July 20-23). This gave the Australian office of Columbia TriStar its third biggest opening weekend ever and knocked last weekend's opener X-Men off the top spot. But it failed to beat Col TriStar's top openers Stuart Little with $2.8m and Erin Brockovich with $2.5m in April this year.
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