Ahh well, another Australian movie, another flop.
Ironically, Luhrmann's new epic (a close run thing between sixth or seventh) was beaten by Bolt (fourth).
Some interesting claims in here:
* The film is rumoured to have been made with $40 million in tax credits. Way not to contribute, guys.
* The film never would have been made except for the fact Rupert Murdoch is boss of Fox.
So, the ShadowLands wonders, how much has Australia cost Australian tax payers? And how much more will it cost when Luhrmann's ineffective tourism advertisements roll out?
The ShadowLands notes, no Australian film has made money since Happy Feet - a happy film. Maybe - just maybe - there is no money to be made by making up stories about stolen kids.