Box Office: Babyteeth cruises, Slim Dusty croons, and The Eight Hundred rules

After all the COVID horrors, China turns out to have the most productive market for big screen movies.

There are three Australian films on the list this weekend. Swimming for Gold, from Steve Jaggi for a teen audience, was on 56 screens in week one, to make $31,000 at $458/per. The spring holidays are coming and Athabasca Films will want it to hold on that long. 

Slim and I has made $217,000 in two weeks, which is not bad but not its potential number. 114 screens which is a lot for a doc, at $560/screen. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.