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Cinema industry trends
Gross box office and admissions

Next update March 2018

1976–2016

In 2016, total Australian box office and admissions were up by 2.7 per cent and 1.2 per cent respectively compared with the year prior.

 

Graph: Number of Australian cinema admissions and gross box office, 1976-2014. The tables following provide the data.
 

Number of Australian cinema admissions and gross box office, 1976-2016

  No. admissions (millions) Gross box office ($m)
1976 28.9 95.3
1977 24.6 86.4
1978 34.1 119.4
1979 33.6 124.0
Average 1976-1979 30.3 106.3
1980 38.5 154.2
1981 38.7 174.3
1982 42.0 210.0
1983 37.1 208.0
1984 28.9 156.0
1985 29.7 160.6
1986 35.5 188.6
1987 30.8 182.1
1988 37.4 223.8
1989 39.0 257.6
Average 1980-1989 35.8 191.5
1990 43.0 284.6
1991 46.9 325.0
1992 47.2 334.3
1993 55.5 388.7
1994 68.1 476.4
1995 69.9 501.4
1996 73.9 536.8
1997 76.0 583.9
1998 80.0 629.3
1999 88.0 704.1
Average 1990-1999 64.9 476.5
2000 82.2 689.5
2001 92.5 812.4
2002 92.5 844.8
2003 89.8 865.8
2004 91.5 907.2
2005 82.2 817.5
2006 83.6 866.6
2007 84.7 895.4
2008 84.6 945.4
2009 90.7 1,087.5
Average 2000-2009 87.4 873.2
2010 92.4 1,132.8
2011 85.0 1,093.8
2012 85.9 1,125.5
2013 82.0 1,099.6
2014 78.6 1,074.8
2015 90.2 1,226.3
2016 91.3 1,259.3
Average 1976-2016 63.6 581.7

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA). May include some estimates.

Notes:
Figures are in current dollars (i.e. not adjusted for inflation) and per calendar year. Each year is based on annual data released the following January in the MPDAA box office admissions report and box office by area report and does not reflect any subsequent updates by the MPDAA.

 

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