Babyteeth is down to 37 screens on weekend four, which made $695/screen, a loss of 34 per cent on last weekend. Total take is $215,000. It was released in the US on four screens and made around $7000, while the Czech republic ran it to make about $77,000. Box Office Mojo claims it has made $270,000 altogether. In the US it is on Vudu and Google Play.
To all the naysayers who are mocking Australian movies once again, Babyteeth is a challenge. It is executive produced by Jan Chapman, who has a genius record in her own right, the producer Alex White is a force, director Shannon Murphy is gifted in film and theatre, the cast contains Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Emily Barclay, Eugene Gilfidder, Essie Davis and Ben Mendelsohn. It had heavy agency involvement, Entertainment One was on board and Universal handles the distribution. The critics love it, the pic has transgenerational appeal and audiences get a tough-minded but happy ending. It ran well at the Venice and London Film Festivals.