GAME ON: Sherlock Holmes sequel opens #1 at Australian box office

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS is heating up the Australian box office with the summer
blockbuster the country’s new #1 film. Enjoying the biggest opening day these school holidays, the sequel to director Guy Ritchie’s 2009 smash-hit grossed $1.7m yesterday and has now earned more than $265 million worldwide.

Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Jude Law
returns as his friend and colleague, Dr. Watson, in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal
mastermind at large – Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris) – and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual
equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective.

Holmes’ investigation into Moriarty’s plot becomes more dangerous as it leads he and Watson out of London to France, Germany and finally Switzerland. The cunning Moriarty however is always one step ahead, and moving perilously close to completing his sinister plan. If he succeeds, it will not only bring him immense wealth and power but alter the course of history.

Roadshow Films Director of Marketing, Phil Oneile, said: “Sherlock Holmes earned $1.9m when it opened in Australian cinemas on Boxing Day 2009 and went on to gross $25.9m so this is an extremely impressive
start for the new film. We are thrilled with the response and anticipate the film’s success to grow throughout
the school holidays.”

Filmmaker Guy Ritchie returned to direct Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the follow-up to the smash hit Sherlock Holmes. The sequel also reunited producers Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin. Bruce Berman and Steve Clark-Hall served as executive producers. The film also stars Noomi
Rapace, Eddie Marsan, Kelly Reilly, and Rachel McAdams. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was
written by Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were created by the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and appear in stories and novels by him.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Silver Pictures Production, in association with Wigram Productions, a Guy Ritchie Film, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The film is being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows released in Australian cinemas nationally on January 5, 2012 and
is rated M.