In news that should inspire a drug-fuelled, pansexual, anything-goes celebration at Wolf HQ, The Wolf of Wall Street has broken the record previously held by Pulp Fiction and Basic Instinct to become the highest grossing R18-rated film in Australian history.
FilmInk note the picture’s $12.96 million tally (from just two weeks of release) also makes the movie Martin Scorsese’s most successful in Aus.
Basic Instinct hit cinemas in 1992, and Pulp Fiction arrived two years later, so this is a twenty-year barricade the movie is bursting through.
There’s something to be said about the lack of ‘adults only’ releases over the last couple decades. Perhaps cinemagoers were just waiting to blow their wad on the next big R-rated release.
Wad of cash, I mean. Please, get your mind out of the gutter.