Why are movies released later in Australia?

Why are movies released later in Australia?

In Australia, films get delayed to maximise the hype of award season so the films are in cinemas around the time of each award ceremony. For example, it’s easier to promote a film nominated for 10 Oscars in 2019 than it is to release it in 2018 with uncertainty and a pull quote from the review in the New York Times.

Why are movies released in Australia first?

Since the population of the rest of the world dwarfs the USA, the movies will, of course, make more profit abroad… and releasing them abroad first ensures that the film studios won’t have to worry about “English piracy” too much in the first couple of weeks and make more money at the box office.

Does Australia get movies first?

The cinema of Australia had its beginnings with the 1906 production of The Story of the Kelly Gang, arguably the world’s first feature film. Since then, Australian crews have produced many films, a number of which have received international recognition….

Cinema of Australia
• Per capita 10.1 per 100,000 (2017)

Why is Dune late Australia?

Unfortunately, that means we’ll be setting sights on the film a little later than our international counterparts—Dune is currently set to drop on October 22 in the US and other overseas markets. Australia’s delay is due in part to the country’s current COVID-19 situation, which has seen theatres closed in lockdown.

What’s the highest grossing Australian movie?

Crocodile Dundee (1986) is the highest-grossing Australian film with a gross of A$47.7 million.

How many Australian films are there?


Cinema of Australia
Main distributors Village Roadshow/Warner Bros. (26.0%) Paramount (19.0%) 20th Century Fox (Disney) (12.0%)
Produced feature films (2017)
Total 55
Fictional 35 (63.6%)

Has any movie made a billion dollars?

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Becomes First Tom Cruise Movie to Make $1 Billion at Box Office.