Box office: Dirt Music plods on as US feels lack of blockbusters

Pain all round the exhibition sector from the high towers of Hollywood to picture houses showing Slim and I.

Dirt Music made around $500/screen over the weekend for a total of $472,000 in two weeks including previews. It has still done better than Slim and I, on $380,000 after six weeks, losing 23 screens to 38. Critics can argue about Dirt Music, but the Dusty doc is purely undone by COVID. If Slim was alive he would have written a song about it. 

Combat Wombat went out on 44 screens to make $11k; The Leadership has made $81k in three weeks; Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears added $2.8k to its $3.3m Australian total.

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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.