Leo Grande beats box office performance anxiety

The second recent mature sex comedy by an Australian woman director brings yet more grace to a tricky genre.
Thompson and McCormack serious in bed

Can we find a titbit of positive Australian news? Yes we can. 

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, the Genesius Pictures self-empowerment film about grown-ups and their desires, directed for a UK crew by Adelaide’s Sophie Hyde, took $544,000 for week one off 216 screens to total $1.02m after adding previews.

It has just beaten How to Please a Woman, the other broad appeal mature sex film which opened with $501,000 on 292 screens back in May. This weekend, How to Please a Woman boosted its $2.32m take by $5,700, after 14 weeks.

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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.