Box Office: in which the writer almost runs out of Frozen puns

This week at the box office brings a spooky alternative to animated princesses while The Good Liar goes bad, and more.

Here is my favourite thing in the box office this week: Tommy Wisseau’s classic lemon, The Room, is back in limited release, after a mere 486 weeks in release. I think it’s safe to assume this is due to Cinema Nova’s late night programming (now, sadly spoon-free); the film showed on just two screens, and brought in $8,497 overall. That looks like a full house to me – and rightly so. Real art deserves an audience!

Alright, back to the big numbers. So far, the box office is still, ahem, Frozen (2) over; the sequel dominates the charts by a massive margin in its second week, bringing in a screen average of $8,202 across its 664 screens, compared to Knives Out, which comes in next in terms of takings, with a screen average of $6,426 across a relatively small 284 screens. Still, the Disney juggernaut slowed significantly from its opening week, losing 104 screens compared to last weekend; it remains to be seen if my predictions are correct, and these numbers even out soon, or whether it melts out of the charts sooner than expected.

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob