This Week At The Box Office: All Eyes On The Invisible Man

It was a great weekend for Aussie filmmakers, with local favourites continuing to dominate the charts.

Internationally, The Invisible Man has now taken $150m in $AU. Off a budget of $11m. In two weeks. Actually it is higher because the non-US numbers are a week behind. It is very unlikely that a film made by Australians in a co-production with a US company has ever become so profitable so quickly. Goalpost will be thrilled. 

On the domestic charts, The Invisible Man retained its place at number one in its second week, bringing in another $2,198,617 across its 322 screens to reach $5.52m. This makes for a screen average of $6,828, which is pretty comparable to last week’s takings; an excellent local result for writer-director, and Saw alumnus, Lee Whannell. He clearly hasn’t lost his knack for portraying violent, controlling men! What a claim to fame. 

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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