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Hey, I just received some exciting news from Deadline.com.

“Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner debuted through Universal in Australia and New Zealand this weekend and grossed $3M at 334 dates. In Oz, the epic historical drama was No. 4 with $2.9M at 252 dates. Although it didn’t best The Hobbit in its arrival in the market, it is the biggest opening for an Australian film this year. It will now play as the key adult drama going into the Down Under summer. In Crowe’s native New Zealand, The Water Diviner was also No. 4 with $173K at 82 dates. Universal will release in 11 further markets next year.”

There was no beating the Hobbits but The Water Diviner was just pipped by Big Hero 6 and Night at the Museum 3 for 4th spot. I’ll be very interested to hear how things went in Turkey over the last weekend. A big thank you to everyone who saw the film in Australia and New Zealand and supported a local story.

For the entire Deadline article click here.