The film that was permanently stuck on caps lock, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘, has been kicking huge goals globally: arriving at Cannes to virtually unanimous critical acclaim, delivering dope press conferences, and stealing hearts to such a dizzying extent, it’s set to pretty much conquer Australian box office records.
As of this weekend, George Miller‘s epic has raked in over USD$ 300 million (almost a staggering AUD$4 million) at the global box office. Hardly a shabby figure for a film whose budget was around the $150 million mark, and one which will clearly see an increase on its current takings – while it continues to tour and open in local markets around the world.
Add that achievement to your trophy cabinet, Millsy.
The box office milestone reached by ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is particularly significant in terms of Australian-made productions. While it’s currently unclear where Fury Road sits on the rankings of Australian films’ performance at the Australian box office, the film will undoubtedly take the number two spot on the performance of Australian films at the worldwide box office.
At present, ‘Crocodile Dundee‘ claims the title of highest-grossing Australian film of all time, with global box office takings coming in at around the $328 million mark; before ‘Fury Road’, Baz Luhrmann‘s ‘Australia‘ was placing second, with around $285 million in global box office takings.
‘Fury Road’ has already knocked ‘Australia’ absolutely out of the park, and it may well overtake ‘Crocodile Dundee’ in the coming weeks and months, arriving at the gates of the box office, all shiny and chrome.