Total cinema box office revenue for the week was NZ$553,347
($356,000), a 60% increase on the previous week. However this
represents just 17% of takings over the equivalent week in 2019,
when the gross box office was NZ$3.3m ($2.1m).
Cinemas in New Zealand were cleared to reopen on May 14, with
restrictions in place, but the government celebrated being free of
coronavirus on June 8 and has lifted all lockdown measures on
daily life, leaving only strict border controls in place. Since
then, no new cases have been reported.
So, cinemas in New Zealand are open again at full capacity, and
the country is basically COVID-19 free, so people should be
confident that it’s safe to go to the movies… and almost no one
is going. This does not bode well for virus-ridden US/UK.