And it hasbecome only the second Australian film with an R+18 rating to go to the top ofthe charts.
Writer/directorGreg McLean's horror debut grossed $0.9m (A$1.224m) from 151 screens for Roadshow in its first four days up to November 6.
Wolf Creek's opening falls just short of its predecessoras R+18 film chart-topper, Chopper, which wenton to gross nearly $4.3m (A$5.9m) in 2000.
It compares favourably with other horror films, including Texas ChainsawMassacre with £0.8m (A$1.1m) from 75 screens and Saw also with $0.8m (A$1.1m) from 161 screens.
The screenaverage was about $2,200 (A$3,000) more than its nearest rival, UIP's
"This isthe best possible news," said McLean, who is on set on his new film
"Everyonehas worked very hard to bring
The film isshowing in the