Box office: paws, cats and demons dominate cinemas around the world

We are in strange, strange territory in the international box office, while local crowd pleasers can't bring customers out of doors.

Unfettered children ensured that Trolls World Tour continued to dominate last weekend with $780k, down 27%. The total box office cume is now $6.49m after four weeks. 

Tenet is really top terrier in tuff-town, as it has taken $11.m in seven weeks though the weekend box office was down to $348k, or 35%. However, its bark is getting pretty hoarse. Meanwhile The Secret Garden has done $2.53m in four weeks. The results seem to be skewing towards G and PG projects; to be expected in school holidays but they may be a good release valve for Covid-squashed families as well. 

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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.