Day and Date Down Under

Down Under 05-14
Top four circuits in Australia take 60% of market

The top four film exhibitors, Hoyts, Village, Greater Union-Event and Reading, have increased their hold of the exhibition arena from 52.4% in 2009 to around 60% this year, according to a report by IBISWorld on cinemas in Australia. More »

Down Under 04-14
Adelaide cops sniff out ‘Wolf Creek’ body parts

Special-effects artist Rick Connelly was surprised when disturbed by a posse of five police officers banging on the door of his North Adelaide home. More »

Down Under 03-14
New Zealand is up, Oz is down

New Zealand ended 2013 with a slight increase in box-office receipts for the year. More »

Down Under 02-14
Peter Jackson is Lord of Boxing Day

Boxing Day is the busiest day of the year in cinemas in both Australia and New Zealand. It is also the day that distributors choose to release their major releases for the Down Under school holidays. More »

Down Under 1-14
Cricket flick ‘Backyard Ashes’ off to a good start in Australia

The sport of cricket dominates summer Down Under. Also popular in England, India-Pakistan and the Caribbean, it has never taken off in the U.S. or Europe. Just as many gridiron or baseball films have crashed and burned Down Under, the new low-budget Australian cricket film Backyard Ashes is never likely to conquer the cinema screens of North America. More »

Down Under 12-13
Australian film production eyes a strong 2014

Several analysts are predicting that 2014 will be one of the strongest years yet for Australian films at the local and international box office. More »

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DCDC to provide satellite and digital delivery platform to Cinema Buying Group

The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (DCDC) has concluded a template agreement with the Cinema Buying Group More »

CinemaCon attendance up five percent

CinemaCon announced a five percent increase in attendance over its 2013 show More »

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