Box Office – My Name is Gulpilil arrives as key indie cinemas empty

A big weekend for scary films softened by June Again and a tribute to David Gulpilil.

My Name is Gulpilil walked straight into the Victorian lockdown last week which would have dented its initial results at the local box office. It opened on 45 screens around the country and took $45,000 over the weekend, which is better than Indigenous doco Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra, which opened in February 2021. Including previews, Gulpilil has now made $85,000.

Our fingers are crossed that the figure could climb once the Southerners are released once more from durance vile. 

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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.