Box office: Surprising sheep flourishes in drought

Ghastly though the general numbers are, Rams has beaten the COVID hoodoo and is doing well, while Dirt Music hangs in.

Possibly to the shock of all concerned, Rams came through on its first weekend to take $809k off 298 screens to create a cumulative box office at this stage of $1.27m. The original Rams, a fine piece from Iceland released in 2016, took $127k in its opening weekend and $877k altogether.

Read more: Film review: Rams rides home on the sheep’s back

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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.