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Top 50 films of all time

ranked by total reported gross Australian box office as at February 2018

Next update February 2019

Avatar is the highest-grossing film of all time in Australia, with box office earnings of $115,623,586 as of 7 February 2018, making it the first film released in Australia to earn over $100 million.

Four new titles entered the all-time top 50: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (3), Beauty and the Beast (13), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (16) and Thor: Ragnarok (48).

There are three Australian films in the list: Crocodile Dundee (14), Australia (37) and Babe (40).

Australian films highlighted and in bold.
 

Rank Title Distributor Release date Box office ($)1
1 Avatar Fox 17 Dec 09 115,623,586
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Disney 17 Dec 15 94,034,011
3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Disney 14 Dec 17 57,690,146
4 Titanic Fox 18 Dec 97 57,661,307
5 The Avengers Disney 25 Apr 12 53,250,000
6 Jurassic World Universal 11 Jun 15 52,941,888
7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Warner Bros 13 Jul 11 52,611,276
8 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Disney 15 Dec 16 51,458,587
9 Shrek 2 UIP 17 Jun 04 50,388,327
10 The Return of the King Roadshow 26 Dec 03 49,370,354
11 Skyfall Sony 22 Nov 12 49,009,485
12 Finding Dory Disney 16 Jun 16 48,558,612
13 Beauty and the Beast (live action) Disney 23 Mar 17 47,950,572
14 Crocodile Dundee Hoyts 30 Apr 86 47,707,045
15 Fellowship of the Ring Roadshow 26 Dec 01 47,429,619
16 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 26 Dec 17 46,388,044
17 The Dark Knight Warner Bros 16 Jul 08 46,089,622
18 The Two Towers Roadshow 26 Dec 02 45,654,259
19 The Dark Knight Rises Warner Bros 19 Jul 12 43,377,003
20 Fast and Furious 7 Universal 2 Apr 15 43,337,535
21 Deadpool Fox 11 Feb 16 43,279,754
22 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros 26 Dec 12 42,919,891
23 Toy Story 3 Disney 24 Jun 10 42,416,000
24 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Warner Bros 29 Nov 01 42,377,332
25 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Warner Bros 18 Nov 10 42,286,694
26 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Warner Bros 15 Jul 09 40,628,363
27 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Paramount 24 Jun 09 40,342,087
28 The Avengers: Age of Ultron Disney 23 Apr 15 40,113,085
29 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Roadshow 21 Nov 13 39,449,190
30 Iron Man 3 Disney 24 Apr 13 39,230,000
31 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Fox 3 Jun 99 38,828,310
32 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Hoyts 19 Nov 09 38,720,174
33 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Warner Bros 26 Dec 13 38,440,170
34 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest BVI 6 Jul 06 38,051,837
35 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Paramount 29 Jun 11 37,591,480
36 Alice in Wonderland Disney 4 Mar 10 37,562,000
37 Australia Fox 26 Nov 08 37,555,757
38 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Warner Bros 28 Nov 02 37,403,454
39 Finding Nemo BVI 28 Aug 03 37,394,504
40 Babe: The Gallant Pig UIP 14 Dec 95 36,776,544
41 Spectre Sony 12 Nov 15 36,178,714
42 Despicable Me 2 Universal 20 Jun 13 35,765,250
43 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros 1 Dec 05 35,761,218
44 Inception Warner Bros 22 Jul 10 35,669,341
45 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner Bros 11 Jul 07 35,554,602
46 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Fox 19 May 05 35,459,684
47 Frozen Disney 26 Dec 13 35,288,172
48 Thor: Ragnarok Disney 26 Oct 17 35,242,755
49 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe BVI 26 Dec 05 35,166,288
50 Meet the Fockers UIP 26 Dec 04 34,975,476

Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA).

Notes:
Australian films are those under Australian creative control, including domestic productions, official co-productions and other productions involving shared creative control, 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 7 February 2018 in the MPDAA master report. These figures are updated on an ongoing basis therefore there may be some discrepancies with previously published data.

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