Box office: Long Story Short late to the box office party

Four of the top five films at the box office are now Australian for a total exceeding $25m.

Still The Dry leads the pack out for the weekend. Now up to $17.33 million, it has lost 54 screens to take it down to 334, lost 40% over the weekend, and made $711k since last Thursday. We reckon it will make the magic $20 million.

At number two, Penguin Bloom has now made $5.87 million in four weeks, lost 24 screens last weekend, is down 39% and made $445k. Respectable but not humungous. 

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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.