Box Office: Who runs the world? (Horse) Girls!

What better way to celebrate school holidays than some spooky new flicks, and an Aussie number one straight out of the gate?

Ride Like a Girl is first out the gate in the box office this week, and the Australian horse racing flick was indisputably met with a hero’s welcome on the school holiday screens. Debuting on top of the Australian box office this weekend, the film brought in $1,665,034 over 270 screens, for a tasty screen average of $6,167. And of course it did – what’s not to love? Sport, a feisty underdog, complicated dads, the rabid glorification of a culture of gambling and animal abuse – the Transmission feature of dubious progressive merit is blockbuster gold. 

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob