Why Won’t Aussies Watch Aussie Movies?

“Last year record numbers of Australians stayed away from Australian films. In January, the Australian Film Commission released figures showing that in 2004 the local share of box office takings was just 1.3 per cent. A record low. In international terms, that’s appalling. In figures for 2003 quoted in April’s inside film magazine the US domestic film share of local box office was 95 per cent.”