Box Office: Australian horror experts dominate the multiplexes

Both ends of Australian culture are represented in cinema at the same time. You can choose between David Gulpilil and slaves of Satan.

This week in the box office, My Name is Gulpilil hit its second week with 43 screens in its planned boutique release. It made $45,000, to take the total box office to $220,000. The Victorian Covid lockdown will have bitten into the numbers, which is pretty sad because this is Gulpilil’s last film and he is a cultural monument. So is the team – Molly Reynolds who produces and directs, Rolf de Heer who is an inspirational auteur, David Gulpilil himself and David Djigirr, who has been deeply involved with the filmmaking group since 2003.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.