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CINEMA INDUSTRY TRENDS
Box office in Australia, 1977−2017

Next update February 2019


Overall trends in the domestic box office share for Australian films are best seen by looking at three-year rolling averages.

Box office results by individual years can fluctuate significantly, typically due to the effect of specific release patterns – such as the tradition of Boxing Day releases that splits earnings over calendar years –  and the fact that local box office is often driven by one or two break-out, big-budget Australian hits every couple of years, such as The Great Gatsby (2013), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and Lion (2017).

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