The Matrix Revolutions did an extraordinary A$8,011,504 in its first four-day weekend from a whopping 454 screens, giving it an enviable A$17,646 screen average. That meant Roadshow must have swept away with at least two-thirds of Australia's total gross, taking into account its other films on release.

Intolerable Cruelty, in second position and in its third week, attracted one person to every nine watching The Matrix Revolutions - and that was nearly double the result for every other film in the chart.

The two other openers besides Matrix, 20th Century Fox's Le Divorce and Roadshow's How To Deal, came in sixth and nineteenth respectively. BVI's Seabiscuit earned the ninth spot on previews.