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Housos Vs. Authority, inspired by Sbs TV series Housos, follows Franky, Shazza, Dazza and their mates as they attempt to sprinkle Shazza's mum's ashes on top of Australia's most famous icon. The film, distributed by Paramount and Transmission Films, opened on 151 screens, giving it a screen average of $3485.
The performance is far shy of Fat Pizza, Fenech's last feature film comedy which grossed $1.16 million on its opening weekend in April 2003. That film, distributed by Roadshow, was based on the successful Sbs series Pizza and went on to gross $3.65 million at the box office.
Meanwhile, Australian documentary Paul Kelly: Stories of Me continued to perform well. It lifted 48 per cent in its third weekend, taking $139,241 across seven screens. It is likely to become the second Australian documentary to enter the top 10 box office list alongside Storm Surfers 3D. »
- Brendan Swift
While it would be generous to call Paul Fenech the Rob Schneider of Australia, the writer-direct-actor has definitely invented his own crazy brand of broad puerile humour to which a certain section of the population adores and keeps turning up in droves to see. Fenech's career started out brilliantly, when he won the top prize at major short film competition Tropfest, by submitting a film under the pseudonym 'Laura Feinstein' in order to appeal to the sensitivities of the judges, particularly Tropfest founder John Polson, who hoped that a female director would win the award. From there came the TV comedy series Pizza, then the spin-off movie Fat Pizza, followed by another TV show Swift and Shift Couriers, and then a third show Housos - a nickname for the »
Australian audiences that rush in to see the Paramount Pictures film The Dictator when it opens this week in cinemas will get their first taste of Housos vs Authority, the new feature based on the TV series Housos.
Housos broadcaster Sbs has described the series as doing to bogans what Kath and Kim did to lower, middle-class Australia. In the big-screen version a bunch of bludgers go on a trip to Uluru to scatter Shazza.s mum.s ashes on top of Australia.s most famous icon.
Housos vs Authority is being ushered into cinemas in early November by Transmission Films, which channels all its films through Paramount.s booking system.
The film does not have a sales agent.
.Paul Fenech is a »
- Sandy George
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