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BOX OFFICE 2001

FIVE MOVIES A YEAR?
With a healthy rise of 17.8% to $812,385,000, Australian box office takings passed the A$800million mark in 2001, with admissions over 90 million for the first time (92,527,000), close to five movies p.a. per head of population (19 million). Some of us must be seeing an awful lot more.

Australian films released last year grossed A$63.5 ($32) million, most of that taken by the top four:

Moulin Rouge

$27.4 m

Lantana

$9.9 m

The Man Who Sued God

$8.1 m

The Bank

$2.5 m

And if you count it as Australian, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, $7.8 m

Moulin Rouge became the third most popular/successful Australian movie at the home box office, after Crocodile Dundee (1986) and Babe (1995).

1

32,045,840

SHREK

UIP/UNIVERSAL

21-Jun

2

31,265,680

HARRY POTTER & THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE

WARNER BROS

29-Nov

3

27,431,931

MOULIN ROUGE

FOX

24-May

4

22,533,750

WHAT WOMEN WANT

ROADSHOW

08-Jan

5

22,404,421

BRIDGGET JONES'S DIARY

UIP/UNIVERSAL

26-Jul

6

20,261,501

CASTAWAY

UIP/UNIVERSAL

18-Jan

7

20,049,198

MISS CONGINIALITY

ROADSHOW

15-Mar

8

18,773,607

PEARL HARRBOR

BVI

07-Jun

9

18,204,297

MUMMY RETURNS, THE

UIP/UNIVERSAL

10-May

10

16,560,693

CATS AND DOGS

ROADSHOW

10-Sep

11

15,902,018

LARA CROFT:TOMB RAIDER

UIP/PARAMOUNT

21-Jun

12

14,923,060

FELLOWSIDP OF THE RING

ROADSHOW

26-Dec

13

14,798,938

MEET THE PARENTS

UIP/UNIVERSAL

26-Dec-00

14

14,489,080

SWORDFISH

ROADSHOW

28-Jun

15

12,791,892

RUSHHOUR 2

ROADSHOW

27-Sep

16

12,092,802

TRAFFIC

ROADSHOW

08-Mar

17

11,659,696

AMERICAN PIE 2

UIP/UNlVERSAL

06-Dec

18

11,638,085

PLANET OF THE APES

FOX

09-Aug

19

11,454,787

COYOTE UGLY

BVI

01-Jan

20

11,282,930

HANNIBAL

UIP/UNIVERSAL

15-Feb

* Some films are still in release, others were released earlier in 2000; these are not necessarily the final gross takings. For example, Fellowship of the Ring opened on December 26, 2001, and the takings shown here represent the first five days of release.

Published January 24, 2002

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Moulin Rouge


Lantana


The Man Who Sued God


The Bank


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