Box Office: Babyteeth stable while Dare to Dream goes soppy to get rich

From Babyteeth to crocodile fangs, the Australian pictures are practicing The Secret, which is the culmination of an amazing journey into self-help by local TV journalist Rhonda Byrne.

Babyteeth, Shannon Murphy’s coming of age comedy drama from a screenplay by Rita Kalnejais who wrote the book, produced by the utterly iconic Jan Chapman, has been out on its home country screens for three weeks. Universal, which could have put it out much wider, now has it on 45 screens, where it is pretty stable at $774/screen. Not a fair test in these pandemical times. But it is second on the limited release list, while Black Water: Abyss creeps into the cinemas at $426/screen on 15 screens. 

Read more: Film Review – Babyteeth is a complex portrait of youth

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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.