Last weekend saw a variety of new films open at the box office: Bollywood gangster drama 'Animal', 'Trolls Band Together', two concerts in 'Andre Rieu's White Christmas' and 'Renaissance: A Film By Beyonce', and Japan's Godzilla Minus One. Yet it was 'The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes', in its third frame, that drew the largest audience, surpassing last weekend's no. 1, 'Napoleon'.
Major and independent exhibitors talk to IF about the year so far at the box office and prospects for 2024, the impact of the US strikes and the landscape for Australian features.
Once upon a time, last weekend would have seen the launch of 'Dune: Part Two'. Instead, it proved to be the slowest yet for Australian cinemas in 2023.
'Killers of the Flower Moon' snared the no. 1 position at the Australian box office on the weekend, outpacing 'Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour'.