A box office report from the pandemic twilight zone

A good week for classics, but as cinemas start to reopen the charts might be creeping towards a new normal.

We’re still somewhat in the twilight zone with the box office report. As cinemas around the country slowly begin to reopen, we see a box office not dissimilar to the lineup of the beforetimes: The Invisible Man returns to its pre-pandemic position at the top of the charts. Showing on 24 screens, Leigh Whannell’s HG Wells adaption brought in a total of $53,329 over the weekend. Sonic the Hedgehog played on 19 screens, and added another $29,534 to its screens.

The makers of Bloodshot had to contend with the unfortunate Australian release date of 12 March, just 10 days before cinemas were ordered to close. This action flick, now 18 weeks in release, but only 3 weeks on the Australian silver screen, played on 15 screens, bringing in 24,817. 

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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