|Budget: $23 million||Financed by: Fine Line (New Line)|
|Domestic Gross: $5,095,038||Domestic Distributor: New Line|
|Overseas Gross: $18,830,454|
Directed by: Jonathan Glazer
Produced by: Lizie Gower
Originally in development at Regency, Birth found its way to a green light at Fine Line and they financed the film for $23 million and Fine Line was set to be distributor in the US, but Birth went out through New Line’s bigger distribution platform. Director Jonathan Glazer spent 45 weeks in the editing room, much to the frustration of the studio. Glazer wanted to film additional scenes shortly before the film would debut at the Venice Film Festival and Nicole Kidman asked New Line for the money, since the film came in under its original $25 million budget and New Line agreed. Birth had a polarizing response from critics and the film proved a difficult sell. New Line opened it in a modest 550 locations to a weak $1,705,577 with a $3,101 per screen average — which were troubling numbers for the film to expand. Remaining in 550 theaters, Birth declined 23% in its second weekend to $1,312,896 and sank 75.4% in its third frame to $322,762 and promptly lost most of its theater count. About two months after it tanked at the box office, New Line put the film back in 453 theaters for an Oscar hopeful run, but it was widely ignored again and pulled in just $242,185 with a $534 per screen average and it left theaters at the end of the week. Birth closed its US run with only $5,095,038. Overseas, the film pulled in mostly soft numbers. Entertainment distributed in the UK and saw $2.1 million and Roadshow dumped the film in Australia, where it pulled in just $242,541. Italy posted the strongest gross with $5.1 million and the overseas total was $18,830,454 across many distributors.