FILMED ENTIRELY IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, THE FILM HAS TOPPED THE AUSTRALIAN BOX OFFICE
Mortal Kombat has burst out of the gates earning $4.07m making it the #1 opener this week. This sensational number represents the 2nd biggest R rated opening of all time in Australia behind 2014’s The Wolf of Wall St ($5.13m) and beating Eyes Wide Shut ($2.55m), The Hateful Eight ($2.42m) and Kill Bill Vol.1 ($2.26m).
Mortal Kombat has seen an incredible response from fans all over the world sharing positive reactions across the board.
Filmed entirely in South Australia, from New Line Cinema comes the explosive new cinematic adventure “Mortal Kombat,” inspired by the blockbuster video game franchise. The film is helmed by award-winning Australian commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, marking his feature directorial debut, and produced by James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe films, “Aquaman,”), Todd Garner (“Into the Storm,” “Tag”), and E. Bennett Walsh (“Men in Black: International,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”). In February, Warner Bros. Pictures debuted the first trailer for Mortal Kombat with such hype that it now has the honour of being the most watched red band trailer of all time.
The diverse international cast reflects the global nature of the brand, with talent spanning the worlds of film, television and martial arts. The ensemble includes Lewis Tan (“Deadpool 2,” Netflix’s “Wu Assassins”) as Cole Young; Jessica McNamee (“The Meg”) as Sonya Blade; Josh Lawson (“Bombshell”) as Kano; Tadanobu Asano (“Midway”) as Lord Raiden; Mehcad Brooks (TV’s “Supergirl”) as Jackson “Jax” Bridges; Ludi Lin (“Aquaman”) as Liu Kang; with Chin Han (“Skyscraper”) as Shang Tsung; Joe Taslim (“Star Trek Beyond”) as Bi-Han and Sub-Zero; and Hiroyuki Sanada (“Skyscraper”) as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion. Also featured are Max Huang as Kung Lao; Sisi Stringer as Mileena; Matilda Kimber as Emily Young; and Laura Brent as Allison Young.