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Top 100 Australian feature films of all time, ranked by total reported gross Australian box office as at January 2014

Next update February 2015

The no. 1 Australian film at the Australian box office is Crocodile Dundee (1986), with earnings of $47,707,045. Crocodile Dundee is also no. 8 on the list of top films at the Australian box office from any country, not just Australia; no. 1 on that list is Avatar, which has taken over $115 million at the Australian box office since its release in December 2009 (see Cinema: Top-grossing films: Top all time).

Two new titles entered the top 100 all-time Australian films: The Great Gatsby (6) and The Railway Man (40).

New titles highlighted and in bold.

Rank Title Distributor Release date Box office ($)1
1 Crocodile Dundee Hoyts 1986 47,707,045
2 Australia Fox 2008 37,555,757
3 Babe UIP 1995 36,776,544
4 Happy Feet Roadshow 2006 31,786,164
5 Moulin Rouge Fox 2001 27,734,406
6 The Great Gatsby Roadshow 2013 27,383,762
7 Crocodile Dundee II Hoyts 1988 24,916,805
8 Strictly Ballroom Ronin 1992 21,760,400
9 Red Dog Roadshow 2011 21,467,993
10 The Dish Roadshow 2000 17,999,473
11 The Man from Snowy River Hoyts 1982 17,228,160
12 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Roadshow 1994 16,459,245
13 Muriel's Wedding Roadshow 1994 15,765,571
14 Mao's Last Dancer Roadshow 2009 15,440,315
15 The Sapphires eOne /Hopscotch 2012 14,475,640
16 Tomorrow, When the War Began Paramount 2010 13,510,000
17 Young Einstein WB 1988 13,383,377
18 Lantana Palace 2001 12,286,683
19 Gallipoli Roadshow 1981 11,740,000
20 The Wog Boy Fox 2000 11,449,799
21 The Piano BVI 1993 11,240,484
22 Mad Max 2 WB 1981 10,847,491
23 Happy Feet Two Roadshow 2011 10,694,917
24 Green Card (Australia/France) Roadshow 1991 10,585,960
25 The Castle Roadshow 1997 10,326,428
26 Shine Ronin 1996 10,167,416
27 Phar Lap Hoyts 1983 9,258,884
28 Crackerjack Roadshow 2002 8,618,107
29 The Man Who Sued God BVI 2001 8,546,867
30 Ned Kelly (Australia/UK) UIP 2003 8,365,984
31 Looking For Alibrandi Roadshow 2000 8,280,335
32 Kenny Madman 2006 7,778,177
33 Babe: Pig in the City UIP 1998 7,771,751
34 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (Australia/US) UIP 2001 7,759,103
35 Bran Nue Dae Roadshow 2010 7,680,192
36 Knowing (Australia/US) Icon 2009 7,588,162
37 Rabbit-Proof Fence Becker 2002 7,562,439
38 The Man from Snowy River II Hoyts 1988 7,415,000
39 Lightning Jack Roadshow 1994 6,439,819
40 The Railway Man (Australia/UK) Transmission 2013 6,315,657
41 Kath & Kimderella Roadshow 2012 6,081,439
42 Wolf Creek Roadshow 2005 6,080,571
43 Chopper Palace 2000 5,912,119
44 Two Hands REP 1999 5,478,485
45 Reckless Kelly Roadshow 1993 5,444,534
46 Mad Max Roadshow 1979 5,355,490
47 Jindabyne Roadshow 2006 5,302,912
48 A Few Best Men Icon 2012 5,296,692
49 The Craic Roadshow 1999 5,265,935
50 Picnic at Hanging Rock2 Greater Union 1975 5,120,000
51 Dirty Deeds Hoyts 2002 5,083,187
52 Animal Kingdom Madman 2010 5,000,018
53 Kings of Mykonos: The Wog Boy 2 Paramount 2010 4,896,315
54 Strange Bedfellows Becker 2004 4,816,495
55 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Roadshow 2010 4,783,037
56 Breaker Morant Roadshow 1980 4,735,000
57 Alvin Purple Roadshow 1973 4,720,000
58 Japanese Story Palace 2003 4,520,000
59 Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome Wb 1985 4,272,802
60 Charlotte Gray (Australia/UK) Uip 2002 4,188,497
61 Mental Universal 2012 4,080,835
62 Puberty Blues Roadshow 1981 3,918,000
63 The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course Fox 2002 3,892,095
64 Sanctum Universal 2011 3,871,962
65 Charlie & Boots Paramount 2009 3,866,823
66 Oranges and Sunshine (Australia/UK) Icon 2011 3,848,486
67 Little Fish Icon 2005 3,829,869
68 Fat Pizza Roadshow 2003 3,651,320
69 Ten Canoes Palace 2006 3,511,649
70 Malcolm Hoyts 1986 3,483,139
71 The Delinquents Greater Union 1989 3,370,650
72 Dark City Roadshow 1998 3,355,671
73 The Sum of Us Uip 1994 3,327,456
74 Beneath Hill 60 Paramount 2010 3,220,187
75 Samson and Delilah Paramount 2009 3,188,931
76 Romper Stomper Roadshow 1992 3,165,034
77 Kokoda Palace 2006 3,138,501
78 Boytown Roadshow 2006 3,135,972
79 We of the Never Never Hoyts 1982 3,112,000
80 Bright Star (Australia/UK) Roadshow 2009 3,110,560
81 My Brilliant Career Greater Union 1979 3,052,000
82 Evil Angels Wb 1988 3,006,964
83 Paradise Road Roadshow 1997 2,970,653
84 Look Both Ways Dendy 2005 2,969,712
85 The Hard Word Roadshow 2002 2,957,456
86 Cosi Roadshow 1996 2,896,980
87 Caddie Roadshow 1976 2,847,000
88 Sirens (Australia/UK) Bvi 1994 2,780,639
89 The Cup Roadshow 2011 2,749,218
90 Death In Brunswick Roadshow 1991 2,725,169
91 Bootmen Fox 2000 2,720,302
92 Me Myself I Bvi 2000 2,698,330
93 The Wiggles Movie Fox 1997 2,678,686
94 The Heartbreak Kid Roadshow 1993 2,658,819
95 Storm Boy Roadshow 1976 2,645,000
96 Dating the Enemy Uip 1996 2,620,325
97 Romulus, My Father Dendy 2007 2,589,674
98 The Bank Footprint 2001 2,515,917
99 Hostage Roadshow 1983 2,455,000
100 Daybreakers Hoyts 2010 2,448,050

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA) with the assistance of the Australian Film Commission. 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).
1. Earnings are in current dollars (i.e. not adjusted for inflation). Cumulative box office, as reported on 5 February 2014 in the MPDAA master report. These figures are updated on an ongoing basis therefore there may be discrepancies with previously published data. Estimates have been used for films released before 1988 where gross box office is unknown.
2. Including re-release through Ronin.

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