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Records fall as Australia celebrates bumper box office

Box office revenues in Australia rose 4% in 2002 to hit US$495.4m (A$844.8 million) and achieve another record-breaking year. Given that annual falls have only been registered once in the past 15 years, the positive result was not a surprise.While the country's nearly 19m people are visiting cinemas more than ever, there is nothing particularly Australian about what films they most want to see. In fact, it was a poor year for Australian films with not one exceeding US$5.9m.High ...

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