How to Please a Woman makes nearly a million in opening week

Renee Webster's Australian sex comedy has overcome performance anxiety, launching successfully in tough conditions.

This past weekend, How To Please a Woman, written and directed by Renee Webster, produced by Tania Chambers and Judi Levine, opened on 294 Australian screens, supported by Madman. It made just under $1 million, of which $501,000 came over the weekend.

The Drover’s Wife, the Outback Western from Leah Purcell, opened three weeks ago with $267,000 off 81 screens and is now up to $663,000 after adding 46 screens to reach 126 and sustaining its take over last weekend. Time will tell if it is a true slow burner.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.