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All-time top 10 Australian documentaries at the box office

ranked by total reported gross Australian box office as at February 2017

Next update March 2018

New titles highlighted and in bold.

Rank Title Distributor Release date Box office ($)1
1 Antarctica IMAX 26 Sep 96 5,183,908
2 Africa's Elephant Kingdom IMAX 21 May 98 3,491,995
3 That Sugar Film Madman 1 March 15 1,708,908
4 Bra Boys Hopscotch 15 Mar 07 1,698,976
5 Sherpa Transmission 31 Mar 16 1,275,413
6 Mrs. Carey's Concert Music Films 28 Apr 11 1,164,548
7 Embrace Transmission 4 Aug 16 1,111,592
8 Australia: Land Beyond Time IMAX 6 Mar 03 1,085,672
9 Hidden Universe 3D IMAX 5 Sep 13 916,278
10 Love the Beast Madman 12 Mar 09 777,351

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA), Nielsen EDI (Australia) and Ronin; compiled by Screen Australia.

Notes:
Includes Australian productions and productions with overseas partners where creative control is shared (i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions).
World Safari 2: Adventure Bound (released 1984) is not included as national box office figures are unavailable.
1. Earnings are in current dollars (i.e. not adjusted for inflation). Cumulative box office, as reported on 24 February 2017 in the MPDAA master report. These figures are updated on an ongoing basis therefore there may be discrepancies with previously published data.

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