Box office: the blockbusters are back

High octane monsters blast across the screen just as the Australian films reach the end of their run.

The exhibition sector was left gasping with delight by the $8.11m it took in the first weekend of Godzilla vs Kong. These numbers have not been seen since the pandemic began.

What is more, the kid friendly Peter Rabbit 2 launched with $2.70m before the school holidays launch this Friday, so should take even more across Easter. 

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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.