Roland Emmerich’s last highly profitable blockbuster – '2012' in 2009 – must seem like a distant memory for the German-born director as his latest effort, Midway, had an inglorious debut in Australian cinemas last weekend.
Given Tom Hanks' enduring popularity and his Oscar nomination for best supporting actor in 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood', the film’s opening figures last weekend were nothing special.
Sony Pictures’ 'Bad Boys for Life' opened in top spot in a buoyant weekend as exhibitors and distributors donated two dollars of every ticket sold on Sunday at participating cinemas to three charities involved in bushfire relief.
Sam Mendes’ WW1 epic '1917', which ranks fourth in the betting for the best picture Oscar, opened in top spot in Australia last weekend and was No. 1 in the US.