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Cinema industry trends
Top 100 documentaries of all time

ranked by total reported gross Australian box office

Next update February 2023

There are two Australian-made IMAX titles in the all-time top 20 to January 2022: Antarctica (7) and Africa’s Elephant Kingdom (18). The most successful non-IMAX Australian documentary is Mountain (37), which has grossed $2,030,290 since its release in September 2017.

No new titles entered the top 100 in 2021.

Australian films are highlighted in bold.