Box Office: Horse film stands up to Joker, keeps screens

Ride Like a Girl hangs on against increasing competition from tentpole pics. Joker is the big one.

Australians are so used to living in a clown universe that The Joker took $17,530/screen off 556 screens to score $9.8m in its first weekend. 

But that is not what you want to know. Ride Like a Girl kept its screens despite the arrival of The Joker and landed a healthy $6085/screen. It has now made $5.282m. That beat Abominable in its first week on a per screen level. 

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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.