For the record, IF has updated the B.O. totals of the 39 Australian films and feature documentaries released in 2014.
Collectively those titles plus holdovers from previous years raked in $26.1 million, a market share of 2.43%, according to the MPDAA.
That’s down from the 2013 tally of $38.5 million from 27 new local films and holdovers, a market share of 3.51%. In 2012 the total was $47.8 million from 27 releases, a market share of 4.25%.
In the past 10 years the record for ticket sales is 2009 when Aussie films rang up $54.7 million, 5.04% of the total B.O.
Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner was the top-grosser in 2014 after opening on Boxing Day and earning $5.7 million, overtaking The Railway Man’s calendar year gross.
As IF has reported, Oz cinema has made a positive start to 2015 with Rob Connolly’s Paper Planes scoring $3.3 million in its first week and The Water Diviner advancing to $13.5 million.
The chart's cut-off point is $10,000 so that excludes a handful of 2014 releases including William Kelly's War ($9,888), Turkey Shoot ($6,646), My Cornerstone ($5,965) and John Doe: Vigilante ($958).
View the 2014 box office scorecard here.