Box office: Peter Rabbit 2 doing okay as holidays start

Any dreams that audiences would flood back into cinemas over Easter were deflated by good weather and a lack of blockbuster choice.

Top of the box office weekend ladder is Godzilla vs Kong, which made $4.7m over the weekend to take the total to $14.16m in two weeks. That drop of 40% is fuelled by around a 10% fall in screens, though it is still everywhere. 

Let’s do a comparison with some pre-COVID figures. Godzilla has never done well in Australia, so those numbers are a huge breakthrough for the brand, though it is still a mid-range blockbuster. 

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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.