Box Office: Glory over, The Dry and Penguin Bloom push for milestones

An ordinary US film hits number one, while The Dry pushes for $20m and The Furnace snorts back into view.

First up, Firestarter: the story of Bangarra needs all the help it can get. Known to festival-goers as a lovely piece of work, it opened on 99 screens through Icon and made $35k in the first four days. The box office so far is a total of $83k. This one has a chance to grow, at least with specialty audiences, but most of its ultimate income will be from streamers. 

Occupation: Rainfall is close to bottom, with just $6.6k this last few days, and down to 26 screens. 

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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.