Home > screeNZ News > Film > Box office up on last year

Box office up on last year

The 2015 box office is well ahead of the 2014 earnings at the year’s halfway mark. The strong performance comes off a weak start to the year. Not until mid-March did 2015 earnings begin to look better than last year’s.

One for the road

Fast & Furious 7 is the year’s best-performing release so far

By 1 July this year’s box office, $98.97 million to date, is running almost 15% ahead of last year’s earnings for the first 26 weeks.

The best-performing 2015 releases so far have all been franchise features: Fast & Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Jurassic World.

There’s been no real local interest to speak of beyond Chris Pryor & Miriam Smith’s still-on-release The Ground We Won, currently sitting just over $300,000. Co-pro title Slow West had a short run, taking $67,449.

NZ titles are either yet to arrive (Deathgasm and co-pro Turbo Kid both make their first appearances in the NZIFF later this month) or are receiving very limited or hybrid releases, as I Survived A Zombie Holocaust has.

You may also like
Box Office: week to 20 December 2017
Box Office: week to 13 December 2017
Box Office: week to 6 December 2017
Box Office: week to 29 November 2017