Box Office: Peter Rabbit sprints into US theatres

Peter Rabbit 2 is loosed on the world as if the bunny was born under a Coolibah tree to the distant howl of kelpies and the scream of petrol engines. In their hearts, these films are a bit feral.

The staff at Animal Logic can breathe freely again as Peter Rabbit 2 launches on the US market. In hard times, with at least 20% of cinemas still closed and most of the rest only at a Covid-squeezed 50%, it has done pretty well. 

It made $13.5 million off 3,334 cinemas in direct competition with Hispanic musical drama In the Heights which took $13.8 million. At least the bunny film is not streaming, unlike In The Heights. 

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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.