Box Office: Dry lunges towards $20 million as docs stay on the edges

As we run out of new Australian fiction releases, we see the beginning of a traditional pattern in the top twenty. Foreign pictures squabble over the spoils.

The Dry is now lunging towards the fabled $20m barrier, poised on $19.82m, so a small sigh of delight should spread across the arthouse world some time next weekend. At the moment it is down at number five in the box office list, as the top four returns to a battle between overseas films. 

Raya and the Last Dragon puts its cartoon footprints on the top slot again in a soft weekend, losing 42 screens from its over enthusiastic launch on 383, losing only 3% in its take. Adding $1.42m this weekend it has reached $3.35m.

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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.