Box Office continues dire with small rays of light

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The Secret Garden looks like a gentle fantasy world for kids and adults alike as everything else melts before our very eyes. Total box office for the weekend was around $5m compared to $20m for the same time last year.

The Trolls World Tour collided with the nation’s school kids last weekend, gaining twenty screens to 283, taking an extra 46% so it ran a screen average of $3761, took $730,000 and pushed the cumulative total to almost $5m. That is unusual in week three if a film's run, but the sticky fingerprints and puddles of sugary stuff show the resigned exhibitors why.

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