All posts by Erica Enriquez

Australian Box Office Report: Beauty and the Beast remains a monster of a hit for the school holidays

Not surprising that the great reviews, great publicity and release around the school holiday period for Beauty And The Beast has earned this another no. 1 spot for this week.  Generating $4.96m, it has also made a total of $34m since its premiere.  It’s already the biggest release of the year so far, and has even beaten Disney’s biggest earner in 2016, Finding Dory, which made $32.5 million. Total earnings for Star Wars: Rouge One was split between 2016 and 2017, due to its release date.... Continue Reading

SXSW Review: Madre (Chile, 2016) isn’t the thriller you expect

Set in Chile, Madre follows wife and mother Diana (Daniela Ramirez). Pregnant with her second child and caring for her disabled son, Martin (Matias Bassi), Diana struggles daily with running the household; her husband Tomas (Cristobal Tapia Montt) is often away on business in Asia. Just as we’re about to see how much more she can withstand on the ole proverbial Struggle Street, Diana fortuitously meets Luz (Aida Jabolin), an elderly Filipino woman who calms Martin down faster and with better results than Diana ever could. Diana hires her as a nanny/housekeeper, thinking she can finally regain some sanity in her life. But the more time Luz spends with Martin, the more Diana can’t shake off the feeling that something is off with her household, and soon she’s suspicious of Luz.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Beauty and the Beast keeps its rose alive at the top of the ladder

Disney’s new live action version of Beauty And The Beast is at the top of the box office ladder again this week. Although it only made $7.74m this time around (last week it made $13m), its total earnings since its premiere is $26.15m, and, at the rate it’s travelling, is now likely to be one of the top 10 films of 2017.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Beauty and the Beast achieves the biggest box office opening of the year to date

There has been a lot of movement on the charts this week, thanks to a crowded pile of new entries into cinemas over the weekend. The highly anticipated Disney remake Beauty and the Beast went straight to the top of the ladder.  It sits comfortably at no. 1, having earned $13.14m, giving it the biggest premiere weekend at the box office since Rogue One: A Star Wars Story made $14.75m in its opening week in December last year.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Kong: Skull Island proves king of the box office over Marvel for another week

It appears there’s no stopping the mighty King Kong, as Kong: Skull Island topped the box office for the second week in a row, earning $3.13m. The number of screens this film is available (nationally) has dropped from 523 last week to 395 this week, so we might see this one slip a little after the coming weekend.... Continue Reading

SXSW Film Review: The Light of the Moon (USA, 2017) is more than a victim’s story, but a tale of human complexity

Bonnie is young and worldly, holds a job as an architect and lives in NYC. She has good friends, a pretty good social life and is in a stable relationship with a man who is equally as upwardly mobile, enjoying the same perks as anyone with a career in a city able to hold the young and ambitious.... Continue Reading

Film Review: A Few Less Men (UK, 2017) is conventional comedy with its heart in the right place

Three British lads on holidays in Australia for a wedding face a dilemma that would put a damper on any getaway. One of the groomsmen has died (after a drunken romp through the Australian outback, it seems), and now the two remaining groomsmen and the groom, the dead bloke’s three best mates, make it their mission to bring his body back to London, if only to avoid the wrath of said dead bloke’s cousin Henry, who’s five beers short of a six-pack. Except things don’t quite go to plan, and what was meant to be a simple plane trip back to the UK turns into a mammoth trek – lugging a dead body across Australia’s wildest landscapes.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Logan slashes right through to the top of the ladder

It should come as little surprise that the highly-anticipated “final” Wolverine film, Logan, should do so well in its premiere week. The film shot straight up to no. 1 at the box office and earneda massive  $7.85m in the process.  This is Hugh Jackman’s last foray as Logan/Wolverine, and it’s been well reported that he and director James Mangold wanted to give the character a send-off worthy of a superhero. It’s also Patrick Stewart’s way of performing his swan song for Charles Xavier, and, for the next generation, an introduction to new lil’ mutant in Dafne Keen, who plays Wolverine Jr., Laura.... Continue Reading