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Cinema industry trends
Top 100 documentaries of all time

ranked by total reported gross Australian box office as at JANuary 2020

Next update February 2021

There are five Australian-made IMAX titles in the all-time top 20 to January 2020: Antarctica, Africa’s Elephant Kingdom, Australia: Land Beyond Time, Hidden Universe 3D and Sydney: Story of a City. The most successful non-IMAX Australian documentary is Mountain, which has grossed $2,030,290 since its release in September 2017.

Three new Australian titles entered the top 100 in 2019: 2040 (53), Mystify Michael Hutchence (67) and The Australian Dream (69).

Australian films are highlighted in bold.