Big blockbuster escape at movies
KYM and Karissa Ganter were among the thousands of Rockhampton people who had a blockbuster Boxing Day at the movies yesterday.
The mother and daughter were among a large family contingent who went to an early showing of We Bought a Zoo, starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.
It was one of five new movies which opened at Rockhampton's Birch Carroll and Coyle yesterday.
According to Tayla Orr, who is a customer service worker at the cinema, Boxing Day is the biggest day of the year at the movies.
"We expect lots of people ... a couple of thousand throughout the day," Tayla said.
She said that equated to a lot of popcorn and frozen Coke sales.
While the cinema's doors opened early in the morning, they weren't expected to close until about 6am today with a couple of movie marathons taking movie lovers through the night.
One featured the new Sherlock Holmes movie that is set for a New Year's release.
The big movie yesterday morning was War Horse.
Movies which opened yesterday:
- Happy Feet Two
- The Adventures of Tintin
- War Horse
- Tower Heist
- We Bought a Zoo