SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS has claimed the #1 spot at the Australian Box Office on its opening weekend – the biggest four day result this summer. Grossing $6.4million from Thursday to Sunday, the sequel to director Guy Ritchie’s 2009 smash-hit opened in 255 cinemas nationally.
Roadshow Films Director of Marketing, Phil Oneile said: “The film’s strong opening weekend figures show
Australian audiences clearly have a soft spot for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s much-loved characters. We are
thrilled with the response so far and anticipate the film’s success to grow throughout the school holidays.”
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.
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.