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Top Australian films
in the UK

films earning over £200,000 gross at the UK box office, 1979–2015

Next update March 2017

Note that Gallipoli spent a week at the top of the UK charts in 1981, but box office figures are not available so it cannot be ranked.

New titles highlighted and in bold.

Rank Title Distributor Release date Gross box office1 (£)
1 Babe Universal 1995 20,285,673
2 Crocodile Dundee 20th Century Fox 1986 20,072,702
3 Happy Feet Warner Bros 2006 19,235,577
4 Moulin Rouge 20th Century Fox 2001 18,498,152
5 Mad Max: Fury Road Warner Bros 2015 17,421,998
6 The Great Gatsby Warner Bros 2013 15,734,581
7 Crocodile Dundee II UIP 1988 13,324,673
8 Australia Fox 2008 8,117,234
9 Muriel’s Wedding Buena Vista 1995 8,005,616
10 Knowing (Australia/US) E1 Films 2009 6,805,635
11 Happy Feet Two Warner Bros 2011 5,809,730
12 The Railway Man (Australia/UK) Lionsgate 2014 5,333,988
13 Green Card (Australia/France) Warner Bros 1991 5,030,887
14 The Piano Entertainment 1993 4,848,517
15 Daybreakers Lionsgate 2010 4,551,287
16 Shine Buena Vista 1997 4,415,599
17 Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome Columbia/EMI 1985 4,100,000
18 Babe: Pig in the City Universal 1998 4,091,870
19 The Delinquents Warner Bros 1989 3,507,768
20 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole Warner Bros 2010 3,239,599
21 Strictly Ballroom Rank 1992 2,968,093
22 Young Einstein Warner Bros 1989 2,838,099
23 Sirens (Australia/UK) Buena Vista 1994 2,640,396
24 Mad Max 23 Columbia/EMI 1982 2,500,000
25 Paws PolyGram 1998 2,175,278
26 Sanctum UPI 2011 2,008,093
27 Rabbit-Proof Fence Buena Vista 2002 1,800,303
28 The Dish Icon Film 2001 1,789,460
29 Wolf Creek Optimum 2005 1,681,422
30 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (Australia/US) UIP 2001 1,634,645
31 Charlotte Gray (Australia/UK) FilmFour 2002 1,567,185
32 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Rank/PolyGram 1994 1,544,183
33 The Water Diviner eOne 2015 1,435,291
34 The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course Fox 2002 1,395,263
35 I, Frankenstein Entertainment Film Distributors 2014 1,392,281
36 The Babadook Icon 2014 1,303,362
37 Lantana Winchester 2002 1,165,894
38 Killer Elite Entertain 2011 1,126,297
39 The Man Who Sued God Content 2003 1,106,354
40 Bright Star (Australia/UK) Pathé 2009 1,090,412
41 Evil Angels Pathé 1989 1,029,600
42 The Dressmaker Entertainment Film 2015 950,039
43 Dark City Entertainment 1998 910,817
44 The Sapphires eOne 2012 736,679
45 Mad Max Columbia/EMI/Warner 1979 700,000
46 The Proposition (Australia/UK) Tartan 2006 692,866
47 Lightning Jack Buena Vista 1994 677,305
48 Triangle (Australia/UK) Icon Film 2009 650,124
49 Tracks eOne 2014 560,564
50 A Few Best Men Disney 2012 555,177
51 Animal Kingdom Optimum 2011 533,255
52 Ned Kelly (Australia/UK) UIP 2003 524,022
53 Dead Calm Warner Bros 1989 495,940
54 Picnic at Hanging Rock Unknown 1976 487,000
55 Jindabyne Revolver 2007 485,569
56 Maya the Bee Movie (Australia/Germany) Primal Screen 2015 475,474
57 Black Robe (Australia/Canada) Entertainment 1992 468,865
58 Oranges and Sunshine (Australia/UK) Icon Film 2011 463,741
59 The Castle UIP 1998 444,015
60 Somersault Metrodome 2005 336,370
61 AIDA on Sydney Harbour - Opera Australia Cinema Live 2015 330,742
62 Holy Smoke! FilmFour 2000 323,851
63 Ten Canoes Works UK 2007 301,767
64 Lore (Australia/Germany) Curzon Film World 2013 300,285
65 Japanese Story Tartan 2004 299,092
66 The Rover eOne 2014 295,201
67 Oscar and Lucinda Fox 1998 280,245
68 Map of the Human Heart (Australia/Canada/UK) Rank/PolyGram 1993 271,528
69 Flirting Warner Bros 1991 271,354
70 The Hunter Artificial Eye 2012 247,910
71 Little Fish Tartan 2006 233,658
72 Tomorrow, When the War Began Paramount 2011 230,356
73 The Boys are Back Disney 2010 220,550
74 Kenny Filmwerks 2007 215,575
75 Chopper Metrodome 2000 211,987
76 Madama Butterfly - Sydney Harbour (2014) Cinema Live 2014 206,209

Source: ACNielsen EDI (Australia) 1979–2008. Independent Film & Television Alliance 2009–2011. Rentrak from 2012.

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).
1. Cumulative box office, as reported on 16 May 2016. Earnings are in current dollars (i.e. not adjusted for inflation).

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