The Eric Bana led adaption of Jane Harper’s best-selling novel
delivers top five Australian film opening weekend ever.
Roadshow Films THE DRY has taken audiences by storm across Australia, taking in an astounding $3.5 million since it was released on New Year’s Day. The figure gives
THE DRY a place amongst the highest grossing Australian film opening
weekends, joining classics including HAPPY FEET and MAD MAX.
“The box office results on the dry are truly extraordinary and
absolutely confirm that Australian films can deliver blockbuster results
alongside their Hollywood counterparts.” Said Joel Pearlman, CEO
Roadshow Films “This result is an incredible example of just how
willing Australian audiences are to support their own cinema and stories
and how important it is for the local filmmaking community to continue
to be provided with opportunities to create great works of cinema for
Australians to delight in.”
Starring Eric Bana and directed by Robert Connolly, THE DRY is based on
Jane Harper’s international and award-winning best-selling novel. Bana
plays Aaron Falk, a Federal Agent who returns to his drought-stricken
hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But his return opens a decades-old
wound — the unsolved death of a teenage girl.
Filmed in Melbourne and throughout the Wimmera region of rural Victoria,
THE DRY also stars Genevieve O’Reilly, Keir O’Donnell and Miranda
Tapsell alongside newcomers Joe Klocek, Bebe Bettencourt, Sam Corlett
and Claude Scott-Mitchell.
Directed by AACTA Award winner Robert Connolly (_Balibo, Paper Planes_),
the film is produced by Made Up Stories’ Bruna Papandrea (_Big Little
Lies_), Jodi Matterson (_Little Monsters_) and Steve Hutensky, alongside
Bana and Connolly.