May 9, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Boy now New Zealand’s highest grossing comedy

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Four weeks after its release, Boy has overtaken Siones Wedding to become the biggest Kiwi comedy at the New Zealand box office of all time.

With NZ box office takinTaika Waititigs of $4,090,114 so far, Boy has held the No. 1 spot in the weekly box office charts every week since opening on March 25.

Audiences across the country are flocking to the homegrown hit, which shows no signs of letting up after another increase this weekend of 16 percenton last weekends box office result.

Boy, written, directed and starring Taika Waititi, is described as a hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age story.Set on the rural East Coast during the ’80s, the film tells the tale of Boy, Rocky and their inept wannabe gangster father Alamein.

It is inspired by Waititis Oscar-nominated Two Cars, One Night and his own childhood in Waihau Bay.

I’m terribly proud of this achievement, says Waititi of the films success in New Zealand.

The audiences are proving there are still great New Zealand stories to tell, stories that areunique, stories about us, by us. It is encouraging to know we find ourselves funny and can appreciate New Zealand comedy.

Click here to watch the trailer for Boy, and click here for Kate Rodgers review.

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