2014 Australian films box office scorecard

22 January, 2015 by Don Groves

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.