Don’t call it a comeback: Elvis holds on at the box office

Top Gun still leads as Thor beats Minions and Elvis quietly heads for success.

Remember how we figured that Elvis needed to make $350m in six weeks around the world to break even? Over four weeks, it has taken $272m, so it is just under that target, and looks likely to reach the magic number by the end of week seven. So far, the Australian contribution has been $24.64m in a month. It took a bump after week two as the kids went back to school, and is declining pretty slowly with a gentle loss of screens.

We have been barracking quietly for Falling for Figaro, made by the Australian combo of Ben Lewin and Judi Levine, with music by Cezary Skubiszewski, and pumped up by hearty Scots, opera and Joanna Lumley.

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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.