It must be tough. You make a great film and no one in your own country wants to see it. You sit at home and have a good moan about it…and then find out you’re doing great everywhere else!
Such is the situation with ‘The Babadook’ for first time feature director Jennifer Kent. The film, made for a nice $2.8m (USD or AUD I’m not sure), took home…$258,000 domestically. Ouch.
But, as this article from Business Week explains, The Babadook proved to be a hit overseas. A rare thing – a female-directed horror film – has captured the imagination (and fear) across the globe.
It’s an uplifting read. Nice, for a change!