It seems only a few Australians were willing to handover their hard-earned cash to see an Australian film in 2013.
According to website Box Office Mojo the earliest flick to feature in the top 250 films is Mark Lamprell’s Goddess at number 93 with a total gross of $1,631,548. Robert Connolly’s The Turning came in second at number 112 with $1,084,695.
With a very limited release Backyard Ashes was the lowest film to appear on the list at number 226 with a total gross of $43,983. Not surprising considering the poor marketing campaign surrounding the film, although it did have a great website.
In a recent Cinema Australia survey 26 random people were asked if they had heard of Backyard Ashes with a total response of 0. 16 of the random people surveyed had heard of or seen The Turning with only 3 people having heard of or seen Goddess.
Some people would argue The Great Gatsby should be recognised but we’re not including American productions filmed in Australia. Sorry Baz.
Some notable films which didn’t feature on the list are 100 Bloody Acres, Patrick and The Darkside.
Here’s how the rest of the list looked:
1 (93). Goddess $1,631,548
2 (112). The Turning $1,086,848
3 (113). Return to Nim’s Island $1,084,695
4 (117). Drift $912, 636
5 (143). The Rocket $311,785
6 (148). Mystery Road $280,702
7 (159). Save Your Legs $192,041
8 (166). Satellite Boy $161,780
9 (175). Adoration $129,795
10 (226). Backyard Ashes $43,983
Information correct as of 22, December 2013. Total gross sourced from http://www.boxofficemojo.com