It’s The Half Yearly Aussie Box Office Bonanza Bash! Who’s Winning? Who’s Losing? Who’s Cruisin’!

Well you can’t deny it’s been a great 6 months at the movies this year and Australia has seen over 320 different titles run rampant on her cinema screens since January 1, 2012 and we’re only half way through the year. In this six months we’ve seen the highest grossing film of the year release in THE AVENGERS, its only threat from here is THE DARK KNIGHT RISES which will be the highest grossing film for the next 6 months, and we’ve also seen how a film about a bunch of old English men and women can be the 3rd highest grossing film of the period in THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL.

The Aussie Box Office has brought in $556.6m in ticket sales and 59% of that came from the top 20 titles for the first six months of 2012 and the forecast is looking even brighter as we slip over the peak and slide down towards Christmas. So now let’s have a look at the films Australians went to see for the first six months of 2012.

Please note that some titles are still screening or released prior to the date range – the figures only show the results in the period selected.

Rank Title Dist Release Date Opening Weekend Jan 1 – June 25, 2012 Market Share
Avengers, The DIS 25/04/2012 $13,285,442 $52,562,889 9.44%
Hunger Games, The RDS 22/03/2012 $9,051,058 $30,976,829 5.57%
Best Exotic Marigold FOX 22/03/2012 $3,407,496 $21,091,267 3.79%
Sherlock Holmes 2 RDS 05/01/2012 $6,441,747 $19,838,603 3.56%
Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 FOX 01/01/2012 $1,244,102 $18,962,338 3.41%
Men in Black 3 SON 24/05/2012 $4,993,297 $16,216,062 2.91%
Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax UNI 29/03/2012 $2,114,921 $15,899,891 2.86%
Prometheus FOX 07/06/2012 $6,795,094 $15,453,036 2.78%
Descendants, The FOX 12/01/2012 $2,292,031 $15,083,940 2.71%
American Pie: Reunion UNI 05/04/2012 $4,801,813 $14,923,788 2.68%
21 Jump Street SON 15/03/2012 $4,070,029 $14,908,656 2.68%
Dictator, The PAR 16/05/2012 $5,094,827 $13,583,454 2.44%
Vow, The SON 09/02/2012 $2,806,643 $11,214,388 2.01%
Dark Shadows RDS 10/05/2012 $3,729,001 $10,614,660 1.91%
Hugo PAR 12/01/2012 $1,705,448 $10,467,888 1.88%
Battleship UNI 12/04/2012 $3,947,498 $9,878,681 1.77%
Muppets, The DIS 12/01/2012 $2,300,731 $9,876,129 1.77%
Adventures of Tintin PAR 26/12/2011 $2,939,733 $8,958,064 1.61%
Safe House UNI 09/02/2012 $2,718,975 $8,640,651 1.55%
Girl With the Dragon SON 12/01/2012 $2,334,433 $8,635,363 1.55%
This Means War FOX 14/02/2012 $1,952,678 $8,060,890 1.45%
Chronicle FOX 02/02/2012 $2,928,901 $7,680,213 1.38%
Iron Lady, The ICO 26/12/2011 $1,501,922 $7,537,734 1.35%
What to Expect When RDS 31/05/2012 $2,431,075 $7,385,789 1.33%
Titanic FOX 05/04/2012 $1,742,669 $7,309,118 1.31%
John Carter DIS 08/03/2012 $3,108,702 $7,227,946 1.30%
Journey 2: Mysterious RDS 19/01/2012 $1,908,580 $7,172,873 1.29%
War Horse DIS 26/12/2011 $1,947,558 $6,898,536 1.24%
Lucky One, The RDS 19/04/2012 $2,279,782 $6,735,705 1.21%
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy UNI 19/01/2012 $1,422,502 $6,613,790 1.19%
Pirates! Band of Misfits SON 05/04/2012 $864,193 $6,608,931 1.19%
Five-Year Engagement, The UNI 03/05/2012 $1,945,264 $6,423,479 1.15%
Tower Heist UNI 26/12/2011 $2,103,620 $6,323,105 1.14%
Mirror Mirror RDS 29/03/2012 $880,426 $6,284,000 1.13%
Snow White & The.. UNI 21/06/2012 $6,195,085 $6,237,891 1.12%
Happy Feet 2 RDS 26/12/2011 $2,212,478 $6,237,887 1.12%
Underworld Awakening SON 26/01/2012 $2,686,574 $6,203,439 1.11%
Mission: Impossible 4 PAR 15/12/2011 $4,120,077 $5,884,443 1.06%
Wrath Of The Titans RDS 29/03/2012 $1,980,897 $5,507,190 0.99%
Contraband UNI 23/02/2012 $1,612,785 $5,387,845 0.97%
We Bought a Zoo FOX 26/12/2011 $1,550,646 $5,310,168 0.95%
Few Best Men, A ICO 26/01/2012 $1,833,728 $5,205,287 0.94%
Artist, The RDS 02/02/2012 $372,296 $4,399,466 0.79%
Salmon Fishing Yeman RDS 05/04/2012 $567,651 $4,398,885 0.79%
Project X RDS 01/03/2012 $1,280,280 $4,349,391 0.78%
Star Wars 3D: Episode I FOX 09/02/2012 $1,592,083 $3,765,668 0.68%
Brave DIS 21/06/2012 $2,511,468 $3,588,145 0.64%
My Week with Marilyn RDS 16/02/2012 $497,568 $2,805,408 0.50%
That’s My Boy SON 14/06/2012 $1,435,375 $2,737,971 0.49%
Rock of Ages RDS 14/06/2012 $1,349,490 $2,514,912 0.45%
Puss in Boots PAR 08/12/2011 $2,973,171 $2,440,390 0.44%
Grey, The ICO 16/02/2012 $783,906 $2,400,738 0.43%
J. Edgar RDS 26/01/2012 $763,145 $2,084,095 0.37%
Margin Call BEC 15/03/2012 $449,134 $1,898,859 0.34%
Devil Inside, The PAR 01/03/2012 $738,077 $1,665,141 0.30%
Way, The UMB 25/04/2012 $136,053 $1,654,762 0.30%
Ghost Rider II RDS 15/03/2012 $827,791 $1,606,739 0.29%
Any Questions for Ben? RDS 09/02/2012 $608,632 $1,497,336 0.27%
Wish You Were Here HOP 25/04/2012 $278,208 $1,489,895 0.27%
Darkest Hour, The FOX 19/01/2012 $627,264 $1,419,535 0.26%
New Year’s Eve RDS 08/12/2011 $2,650,733 $1,375,506 0.25%
Extremely Loud & RDS 23/02/2012 $405,764 $1,361,106 0.24%
Separation, A HOP 01/03/2012 $182,662 $1,331,569 0.24%
Safe ICO 10/05/2012 $443,258 $1,201,767 0.22%
Women on the 6th PAL 15/12/2011 $144,743 $1,183,740 0.21%
Friends with Kids RDS 07/06/2012 $479,901 $1,150,219 0.21%
Dangerous Method, A PAR 29/03/2012 $240,954 $1,135,200 0.20%
One for the Money RDS 16/02/2012 $453,774 $1,106,635 0.20%
Rum Diary, The FOX 15/03/2012 $315,624 $901,621 0.16%
Act Of Valour RDS 03/05/2012 $432,752 $872,779 0.16%
Woman in Black, The RDS 17/05/2012 $375,557 $850,405 0.15%
Man On A Ledge HOY 02/02/2012 $469,793 $833,216 0.15%
Bel Ami HOP 24/05/2012 $262,615 $762,473 0.14%
Young Adult PAR 19/01/2012 $236,336 $747,042 0.13%
Get the Gringo ICO 31/05/2012 $340,480 $643,629 0.12%
Killer Elite DIS 23/02/2012 $286,367 $632,767 0.11%
Shame PAR 09/02/2012 $170,445 $616,847 0.11%
Beauty and the Beast 3D DIS 03/05/2012 $211,278 $587,221 0.11%
Gone HOP 23/02/2012 $279,402 $574,219 0.10%
Ides Of March, The RDS 24/11/2011 $941,165 $570,968 0.10%
StreetDance 2 HOY 19/04/2012 $285,509 $569,390 0.10%
Albert Nobbs HOP 26/12/2011 $115,057 $547,604 0.10%
Housefull 2 ERO 05/04/2012 $239,310 $521,997 0.09%
Headhunters RIA 08/03/2012 $147,894 $499,045 0.09%
Romantics Anonymous MAD 19/04/2012 $105,433 $497,312 0.09%
Delicacy PAR 03/05/2012 $80,084 $485,508 0.09%
Carnage SON 01/03/2012 $121,794 $478,907 0.09%
Agneepath ERO 26/01/2012 $278,940 $458,679 0.08%
Lady, The RDS 19/04/2012 $92,245 $431,790 0.08%
Havre, Le SHA 29/03/2012 $56,553 $417,071 0.07%
Late Bloomers PAL 23/02/2012 $74,556 $397,712 0.07%
Skin I Live In, The PAR 26/12/2011 $95,808 $392,160 0.07%
Midnight in Paris HOP 20/10/2011 $1,023,748 $391,485 0.07%
Arrietty MAD 12/01/2012 $82,254 $388,381 0.07%
This Must Be The Place HOP 05/04/2012 $72,331 $356,199 0.06%
Twilight Breaking Dawn 1 HOY 17/11/2011 $12,127,433 $346,017 0.06%
Martha Marcy May Marlene FOX 02/02/2012 $86,086 $343,093 0.06%
Chef, Le ICO 14/06/2012 $104,890 $327,539 0.06%
Melancholia MAD 15/12/2011 $81,721 $309,013 0.06%
Raid, The MAD 22/03/2012 $116,017 $301,349 0.05%
Iron Sky HOY 10/05/2012 $116,316 $283,548 0.05%
Take This Waltz HOP 14/06/2012 $124,645 $277,381 0.05%
Cafe de Flore ICO 25/04/2012 $60,505 $271,984 0.05%
Declaration of War PAL 31/05/2012 $48,900 $263,387 0.05%
Inbetweeners, The RDS 24/11/2011 $2,855,215 $248,829 0.04%
Deep Blue Sea, The PAR 12/04/2012 $51,880 $248,088 0.04%
Trishna MAD 10/05/2012 $70,640 $244,535 0.04%
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu MND 10/02/2012 $105,528 $211,778 0.04%
Goodbye, First Love PAL 05/04/2012 $18,662 $206,341 0.04%
Mirza – The Untold Story PUN 05/04/2012 $142,756 $194,260 0.03%
Agent Vinod ERO 22/03/2012 $116,398 $187,521 0.03%
The Cabin in the Woods RDS 14/06/2012 $85,151 $181,280 0.03%
Leonardo Live SHA 18/02/2012 $120,727 $173,363 0.03%
Royal Affair, A MAD 21/06/2012 $162,631 $171,680 0.03%
Kahaani SAG 09/03/2012 $55,343 $170,513 0.03%
Fetih 1453 IND 22/03/2012 $35,534 $161,328 0.03%
Little Bit of Heaven, A HOY 01/03/2012 $78,834 $160,837 0.03%
Buck MAD 16/02/2012 $32,593 $160,555 0.03%
Dolphin Tale RDS 15/12/2011 $326,463 $160,076 0.03%
Coriolanus ICO 08/03/2012 $55,439 $159,564 0.03%
Rowdy Rathore MND 01/06/2012 $91,366 $155,681 0.03%
MET Opera: La Traviata SHA 12/05/2012 $104,362 $152,734 0.03%
King of Devil’s Island PAL 03/05/2012 $35,505 $150,868 0.03%
Warren Miller’s Like ICE 17/05/2012 $0 $141,623 0.03%
Jack And Jill SON 01/12/2011 $1,754,391 $140,497 0.03%
Three Stooges, The FOX 28/06/2012 $137,020 0.02%
Weekend RIA 26/01/2012 $37,683 $134,925 0.02%
Jiro Dreams of Sushi CUR 22/03/2012 $5,398 $133,096 0.02%
We Need to Talk About HOP 17/11/2011 $141,429 $130,706 0.02%
Sione’s 2: Unfinished PIN 01/03/2012 $58,583 $122,560 0.02%
Deeper Shade of Blue, A IND 22/03/2012 $77,707 $121,608 0.02%
Gotterdammerung SHA 03/03/2012 $87,593 $120,353 0.02%
Don 2 MND 22/12/2011 $277,802 $120,332 0.02%
MET Opera: Faust SHA 21/01/2012 $84,557 $117,912 0.02%
Like Crazy PAR 01/03/2012 $47,505 $117,129 0.02%
Nanban IND 12/01/2012 $76,580 $111,232 0.02%
Elena PAL 21/06/2012 $72,731 $110,914 0.02%
MET Opera: Manon SHA 28/04/2012 $81,945 $109,360 0.02%
Love INC 23/02/2012 $50,543 $108,308 0.02%
Love In The Buff DRM 05/04/2012 $62,871 $108,145 0.02%
MET Opera: Enchanted SHA 11/02/2012 $79,264 $107,108 0.02%
MET Opera: Rodelinda SHA 07/01/2012 $75,826 $104,576 0.02%
Stephen Sondheim’s SHA 31/03/2012 $87,310 $101,055 0.02%
Vicky Donor ERO 19/04/2012 $27,964 $100,955 0.02%
Once Upon Anatolia MAD 31/05/2012 $23,677 $99,338 0.02%
Taur Mittran Di ERO 11/05/2012 $40,715 $93,323 0.02%
Anton Chekhov’s The Duel RIA 07/06/2012 $29,468 $92,945 0.02%
Footnote RIA 19/04/2012 $22,446 $90,844 0.02%
NT Live: Collaborators SHA 12/01/2012 $70,198 $84,332 0.02%
Players SAG 05/01/2012 $45,793 $84,260 0.02%
Teri Meri Kahani ERO 22/06/2012 $76,258 $84,177 0.02%
Viral Factor, The DRM 26/01/2012 $37,557 $83,385 0.01%
MET Opera: Ernani SHA 17/03/2012 $65,767 $82,399 0.01%
Moneyball SON 10/11/2011 $1,308,189 $78,488 0.01%
Well Digger’s Daughter, The MAD 05/04/2012 $9,787 $78,465 0.01%
Tezz ERO 27/04/2012 $43,950 $74,562 0.01%
3D Swan Lake SHA 05/05/2012 $66,038 $71,749 0.01%
NT Live: Frankenstein (v1) SHA 09/06/2012 $57,363 $70,803 0.01%
This American Life Live! SHA 26/05/2012 $51,558 $68,492 0.01%
The Fox & The Hound DIS 28/03/1996 $65,357 0.01%
NT Live: She Stoops SHA 14/04/2012 $55,970 $64,905 0.01%
Kid with a Bike, The MAD 15/03/2012 $8,814 $64,828 0.01%
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya PUN 24/02/2012 $33,109 $64,803 0.01%
NT Live: Frankenstein (v2) SHA 23/06/2012 $63,780 $63,780 0.01%
Great Magician, The DRM 12/01/2012 $23,564 $62,628 0.01%
Guard, The PAR 25/08/2011 $296,796 $58,985 0.01%
Shanghai MND 08/06/2012 $33,720 $57,932 0.01%
Burning Man PAR 17/11/2011 $68,459 $56,226 0.01%
Spud PNN 19/04/2012 $9,460 $55,704 0.01%
Bridesmaids UNI 16/06/2011 $4,139,301 $55,076 0.01%
Margaret FOX 14/06/2012 $21,701 $54,296 0.01%
NT Live: The Comedy SHA 24/03/2012 $48,082 $54,185 0.01%
Careless Love ANT 17/05/2012 $14,823 $53,443 0.01%
Nightfall DRM 15/03/2012 $21,981 $52,323 0.01%
Swerve JUM 07/06/2012 $24,487 $51,788 0.01%
Ferrari Ki Sawaari ERO 15/06/2012 $32,607 $51,070 0.01%
Silent Souls ICO 17/05/2012 $12,950 $50,028 0.01%
Haywire RDS 15/03/2012 $3,007 $49,816 0.01%
Nicky’s Family CHM 01/12/2011 $2,531 $49,098 0.01%
Bill Cunningham New York MAD 03/11/2011 $51,634 $47,507 0.01%
Chemical Brothers IND 26/01/2012 $2,760 $44,877 0.01%
Breakfast at Tiffany’s PAR 02/02/2012 $43,252 0.01%
Bolshoi Ballet: Sleeping SHA 02/02/2012 $37,263 $42,970 0.01%
Dancing Queen IND 02/02/2012 $42,178 0.01%
NT Live: Travelling Light SHA 25/02/2012 $38,054 $41,589 0.01%
Wagner’s Dream SHA 02/06/2012 $34,359 $39,995 0.01%
Motorway DRM 21/06/2012 $37,898 $37,898 0.01%
Woody Allen: A Doc TRA 28/06/2012 $37,446 0.01%
Korea As One MIN 24/05/2012 $7,831 $37,197 0.01%
50/50 RDS 08/03/2012 $9,603 $37,021 0.01%
Drive PIN 27/10/2011 $466,352 $35,365 0.01%
Woman in the Fifth, The MAD 03/05/2012 $5,982 $34,868 0.01%
Romeo Et Juliette SHA 16/06/2012 $27,284 $33,379 0.01%
First Grader, The RIA 17/11/2011 $52,560 $32,836 0.01%
Business Man IND 12/01/2012 $27,953 $32,459 0.01%
Jodi Breakers MND 24/02/2012 $18,028 $30,966 0.01%
Marley RDS 21/06/2012 $30,393 $30,393 0.01%
Romancing In Thin Air DRM 09/02/2012 $10,033 $29,238 0.01%
Le Corsaire SHA 21/04/2012 $24,683 $28,905 0.01%
Avatar FOX 17/12/2009 $12,011,592 $27,988 0.01%
Don Giovanni CIN 09/02/2012 $20,766 $27,903 0.01%
Department SAG 18/05/2012 $17,690 $27,560 0.00%
W.E. RDS 03/05/2012 $9,349 $26,938 0.00%
Help, The DIS 01/09/2011 $1,046,192 $26,485 0.00%
All’s Well, End’s Well 2012 INC 26/01/2012 $14,647 $26,301 0.00%
Debt, The UNI 10/11/2011 $318,703 $25,691 0.00%
Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy POT 25/04/2012 $6,856 $22,826 0.00%
Red Dog RDS 04/08/2011 $1,799,889 $22,167 0.00%
Ballet: Sleeping Beauty PAL 27/01/2012 $15,752 $21,588 0.00%
Salt of Life, The RIA 22/12/2011 $3,400 $20,272 0.00%
3D Dangerous Ishhq MND 11/05/2012 $13,301 $20,163 0.00%
Desi Romeos IND 15/06/2012 $10,115 $20,125 0.00%
Empire Of Silver INC 24/05/2012 $11,094 $19,492 0.00%
Ages of Love PAL 24/11/2011 $45,970 $18,854 0.00%
In Search of Haydn IND 15/03/2012 $5,102 $17,649 0.00%
Vincent Wants to Sea UMB 15/03/2012 $4,748 $16,656 0.00%
Arthur Christmas SON 24/11/2011 $1,370,427 $16,562 0.00%
Africa United HOP 08/03/2012 $2,040 $15,932 0.00%
I Superbiker, OMN 11/05/2012 $14,619 $14,909 0.00%
Tomboy RIA 29/03/2012 $2,380 $13,806 0.00%
Toomelah CUR 24/11/2011 $5,070 $13,399 0.00%
Simon And The Oaks CHM 01/03/2012 $3,704 $13,009 0.00%
Vettai MND 13/01/2012 $7,791 $12,780 0.00%
Hunter, The MAD 29/09/2011 $62,592 $12,631 0.00%
Orator, The TRA 17/11/2011 $138,836 $11,486 0.00%
Rebellion JUM 12/04/2012 $3,983 $10,563 0.00%
Lady and the Tramp DIS 19/06/1997 $10,412 0.00%
In Time FOX 27/10/2011 $2,389,803 $9,875 0.00%
Chad Morgan: UMB 01/12/2011 $667 $9,220 0.00%
Double Trouble INC 07/06/2012 $623 $8,852 0.00%
We Have A Pope TRA 01/12/2011 $9,969 $8,343 0.00%
Bambi DIS 18/09/1993 $8,013 0.00%
Beginners HOP 25/08/2011 $142,389 $7,939 0.00%
Happy Happy AZT 24/05/2012 $2,275 $7,845 0.00%
Waste Land HOP 01/12/2011 $3,998 $7,825 0.00%
Attack the Block ICO 01/12/2011 $65,165 $7,117 0.00%
Aappan Pher Milange BMG 24/05/2012 $3,639 $6,725 0.00%
Source, The MAD 08/03/2012 $2,046 $6,717 0.00%
3D Flying Swords ICO 15/12/2011 $35,205 $6,710 0.00%
Tyrannosaur MAD 23/02/2012 $2,759 $5,982 0.00%
Crazy StupId Love RDS 29/09/2011 $2,966,362 $5,583 0.00%
Autoluminescent UMB 27/10/2011 $18,260 $5,389 0.00%
Eye of the Storm, The PAR 15/09/2011 $196,250 $5,281 0.00%
Cave of Forgotten RIA 22/09/2011 $67,891 $4,830 0.00%
Real Steel DIS 06/10/2011 $4,253,333 $4,444 0.00%
Rocky Horror FOX 10/06/1999 $4,375 0.00%
Casablanca (re) CHA 19/03/2000 $4,331 0.00%
In a Better World RIA 31/03/2011 $49,651 $4,152 0.00%
Illusionist, The POT 28/07/2011 $25,960 $3,949 0.00%
Contagion RDS 20/10/2011 $1,584,960 $3,723 0.00%
Seeking Justice RDS 14/06/2012 $2,186 $3,624 0.00%
Frankenstein (NT Live) SHA 07/04/2011 $55,540 $3,425 0.00%
Dumbo DIS 09/06/2012 $3,219 0.00%
Courageous CRS 10/11/2011 $99,378 $3,176 0.00%
Human Resources POT 05/05/2011 $20,572 $2,693 0.00%
Senna UNI 11/08/2011 $325,301 $2,529 0.00%
Zookeeper, The SON 08/09/2011 $1,796,722 $2,411 0.00%
Submarine MAD 08/09/2011 $88,155 $2,403 0.00%
I Don’t Know How She RDS 03/11/2011 $919,732 $2,393 0.00%
Harry Potter & The Deathly RDS 13/07/2011 $18,376,263 $2,133 0.00%
Fighting Fear GAR 10/11/2011 $90,158 $2,125 0.00%
Viva Riva! RIA 13/10/2011 $240 $1,978 0.00%
TT3D: Closer to the Edge ICO 20/10/2011 $170,963 $1,970 0.00%
Smurfs, The SON 15/09/2011 $2,555,248 $1,965 0.00%
Tosca PAL 16/12/2011 $14,025 $1,902 0.00%
Anonymous SON 03/11/2011 $364,592 $1,857 0.00%
Conviction FOX 24/02/2011 $743,527 $1,705 0.00%
Death Defying Acts DEN 13/03/2008 $237,164 $1,629 0.00%
Julia’s Eyes UMB 02/06/2011 $15,832 $1,591 0.00%
Trip, The MAD 30/06/2011 $158,768 $1,493 0.00%
This Is Not A Film SHA 10/11/2011 $1,474 0.00%
Immortals UNI 24/11/2011 $1,793,986 $1,351 0.00%
Love Actually UIP 25/12/2003 $2,971,240 $1,248 0.00%
High Society IND 22/07/2004 $0 $1,210 0.00%
33 Postcards TTV 03/11/2011 $12,560 $1,068 0.00%
Dirty Picture, The MND 02/12/2011 $59,527 $1,060 0.00%
Megamind PAR 09/12/2010 $2,468,765 $1,000 0.00%
Lion King 3D, The DIS 22/09/2011 $918,868 $998 0.00%
Tangled DIS 06/01/2011 $5,799,358 $963 0.00%
Paranormal Activity 3 PAR 20/10/2011 $2,929,973 $939 0.00%
Aristocats DIS 31/03/1994 $877 0.00%
Norwegian Wood CUR 06/10/2011 $35,006 $875 0.00%
Whip It VRD 08/10/2009 $530,979 $830 0.00%
Tabloid ANT 22/09/2011 $10,394 $817 0.00%
Inside Job SON 17/02/2011 $55,957 $800 0.00%
Face To Face AFS 08/09/2011 $25,843 $768 0.00%
Project Nim ICO 29/09/2011 $24,533 $759 0.00%
Tree of Life, The ICO 30/06/2011 $266,518 $740 0.00%
Three Musketeers, The HOY 20/10/2011 $902,411 $700 0.00%
Sherlock Holmes RDS 26/12/2009 $3,845,972 $623 0.00%
Sound of Music IND 11/08/2005 $1,474 $590 0.00%
American In Paris CHP 16/02/2003 $590 0.00%
Kokoda PAL 20/04/2006 $541,300 $566 0.00%
Toy Story 3 DIS 24/06/2010 $7,395,255 $552 0.00%
Snowtown MAD 19/05/2011 $169,034 $520 0.00%
Rockstar ERO 11/11/2011 $99,623 $480 0.00%
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara ERO 15/07/2011 $138,692 $468 0.00%
Take Shelter SON 13/10/2011 $26,338 $459 0.00%
Judy Moody And The Not UNI 27/10/2011 $154,156 $418 0.00%
Way Back, The RDS 24/02/2011 $346,432 $404 0.00%
Cars 2 DIS 23/06/2011 $4,917,923 $392 0.00%
Che: Part One PAR 01/10/2009 $17,493 $390 0.00%
Che: Part Two PAR 01/10/2009 $3,553 $390 0.00%
Blind Side, The RDS 25/02/2010 $2,576,332 $361 0.00%
Life In A Day PAR 01/09/2011 $5,846 $354 0.00%
Another Earth FOX 24/11/2011 $5,640 $349 0.00%
127 Hours FOX 10/02/2011 $1,199,016 $318 0.00%
Warrior RDS 27/10/2011 $706,446 $317 0.00%
Spy Kids 4 RDS 15/09/2011 $92,338 $306 0.00%
Mere Brother KI Dulhan MND 09/09/2011 $90,826 $300 0.00%
Old Man Who Read SHA 11/03/2004 $11,954 $288 0.00%
Girl With the Dragon RIA 25/03/2010 $487,126 $271 0.00%
Hobo With A Shotgun PAR 15/09/2011 $1,752 $270 0.00%
Monte Carlo FOX 22/09/2011 $523,024 $270 0.00%
Oranges and Sunshine ICO 09/06/2011 $681,018 $154 0.00%
Whistleblower, The HOP 29/09/2011 $100,886 $154 0.00%
Delhi Belly MND 01/07/2011 $134,535 $140 0.00%
Santa’s Apprentice BEC 10/11/2011 $124,072 $125 0.00%
Don Giovanni SHA 19/11/2011 $72,652 $100 0.00%
Singham MND 22/07/2011 $72,445 $100 0.00%
Beneath Hill 60 PAR 15/04/2010 $548,044 $96 0.00%
NYC Ballet Nutcracker IND 15/12/2011 $72 0.00%
Joyeux Noël HOP 15/12/2005 $74,129 $72 0.00%
Cup, The RDS 13/10/2011 $818,453 $67 0.00%
Shark Night 3D ICO 10/11/2011 $394,420 $60 0.00%
Bodyguard MND 31/08/2011 $216,904 $60 0.00%
Social Network, The SON 28/10/2010 $2,688,088 $44 0.00%
George Harrison: Living RDS 20/10/2011 $104,031 $18 0.00%
Fright Night DIS 15/09/2011 $512,993 $0 0.00%
Totals $297,145,272 $556,606,637

How many of these puppies did you get out and see?

Here’s a couple of things that jumped out at me as I looked through the results:

  • Everyone called JOHN CARTER this massive bomb everywhere, whilst yes the production cost was a big factor in it, the film actually outgrossed JOURNEY 2, THE LUCKY ONE and Steven Spielberg’s WAR HORSE to gross $7.2m in Australia. Not exactly the epic disaster it was supposed to have been.
  • MARGIN CALL at $1.89m, BECKER FILM GROUPS little film just sat and played so well, a result for a film about an economic meltdown is as big a surprise to me as were the VOD results in the U.S.
  • A SEPARATION – The Iranian Divorce drama cracks $1.33m and comes in just behind EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE on $1.36m which has Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks in it.
  • WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING outgrosses the re-release of TITANIC in 3D? With a $7.3m gross so far Australia has kicked the worlds big round shiny ass with the film!
  • The first Aussie Entry is Icon’s A FEW BEST MEN with $5.2m, yep it outgrossed ANIMAL KINGDOM and the closest Aussie flick to it this year was ANY QUESTIONS FOR BEN? which apparently no-one did with a really disappointing $1.49m result. There’s plenty of Aussie goodness a’comin in the next six months for all you local fans!

To put another spin on these results and to tilt the hat at the film distribution community that brought you this smorgasbord of cinematic adventures here’s how they fared for the 1st half of 2012.

Rank Market Share By Distributor Total Gross YTD Market Share
1 ROADSHOW FILMS RDS $132,905,247 23.88%
2 20TH CENTURY FOX FOX $105,617,083 18.98%
3 WALT DISNEY MOTION PICTURES STUDIO DIS $81,495,345 14.64%
4 UNIVERSAL PICTURES UNI $80,414,185 14.45%
5 SONY PICTURES RELEASING SON $67,246,801 12.08%
6 PARAMOUNT PICTURES PAR $46,908,535 8.43%
7 ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION ICO $17,815,779 3.20%
8 E1/HOPSCOTCH FILMS HOP $5,893,453 1.06%
9 MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT MAD $2,427,577 0.44%
10 PALACE FILMS PAL $2,355,872 0.42%
11 HOYTS FILM DISTRIBUTION HOY $2,193,708 0.39%
12 SHARMILL FILMS SHA $2,156,302 0.39%
13 BECKER FILMS BEC $1,898,984 0.34%
14 UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT UMB $1,687,618 0.30%
15 EROS ENTERTAINMENT ERO $1,573,232 0.28%
16 MISCELLANEOUS RELEASES MIS $1,190,738 0.21%
17 RIALTO DISTRIBUTION RIA $895,904 0.16%
18 MINDBLOWING FILMS MND $611,292 0.11%
19 INDEPENDENT FILMS IND $553,328 0.10%
20 DREAM MOVIES PTY LTD DRM $373,617 0.07%
21 PINNACLE FILMS PIN $157,925 0.03%
22 CURIOUS FILMS CUR $147,370 0.03%
23 TRANSMISSION FILMS TRA $57,275 0.01%
24 POTENTIAL FILMS POT $29,468 0.01%

Round One 2012 is done and dusted now – Let Round Two Begin !

SOMEONE RING THE BELL THERE’S A GUY NAMED BANE HERE TO SEE A BAT MAN?

Figures sourced from RENTRAK.