Nope is a no-no and Elvis won’t leave the building: box office figures

The class and pedigree infusing Jordan Peele's latest film, Nope, has failed, as yet, to get people flocking to the cinema.
Two worried people study a problem, leaning on a railing

Elvis has become The Film That Will Not Die. After eight weeks in Australia, it has made $31.05m and still took $608,000 off 278 screens last weekend, as it lost 28% and 36 theatres. Scott Seddon, the President of Independent Screens Australia, an exhibitor and a truly practical businessperson, is pretty happy with that result. 

In the US, Elvis has just passed the $200m mark [in AU$ like all the figures in this article] to reach $372m around the world, against a budget of $120m. Most of this bounty comes from English language territories, as the UK comes second with $39m, putting our figures at number three. 

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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.