Eagle vs Shark scores at box office

01:43, Jan 31 2009
FLYING HIGH: Quirky Kiwi comedy Eagle vs Shark has proven a hit at the New Zealand box office.

Eagle vs Shark is a hit with Kiwi film audiences, going straight in at No4 at the box office since opening a week ago.

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The feature, co-written and directed by Wellington film-maker Taika Waititi, grossed $163,600 at the weekend from being shown on 27 screens nationwide.

Eagle vs Shark also opened in Britain last Friday, where it went in at No15, making $136,000 from being shown on 70 screens.

Website boxofficemojo says the NZ$2 million film, since its release in the United States in June, has made NZ$921,000.

In New Zealand, the movie is between Hollywood films I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry at No3 and No Reservations at No5.

Die Hard 4 is the No1 film and The Simpsons Movie No2.


The Dominion Post