by The New Zealand Film Commission — 25.3.2021
Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith’s debut feature Cousins, has taken over $1M dollars at the New Zealand box office and, after three weeks in release at New Zealand cinemas, continues to play strongly around the country remaining on 124 screens from Keri Keri to Stewart Island. Recent New Zealand films that have passed the million-dollar mark include The Breaker Upperers, Savage, and The Dark Horse.
“We are all so proud of Cousins and the support shown by New Zealanders to come and see our film in a cinema. Despite partial COVID lockdowns, tsunami warnings and the America’s Cup, so many New Zealanders are still finding time to experience it in the cinema, supporting another New Zealand film to pass $1million at the box office. We hope they continue to do so,” said directors Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith.
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