Australian vampire film Daybreakers was one of the top 50 worldwide highest-grossing independent films of last year, according to new statistics.

The Spierig brothers film, starring TV actress Claudia Karvan alongside Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, was 31 on the list, after raking in $US50.6 million worldwide, according to the Independent Film & Television Alliance.

Released in Australia in January on 135 screens, the film only made $2.49 million Down Under but it made up for that in overseas territories such as the US ($US30.1 million).

Last year the directors of the film criticised Hoyts Distribution’s marketing of the film after the performance locally, as reported by IF.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse topped the list, grossing $US562.8 million globally, while Resident Evil: Afterlife ($US270.7 million) and The Expendables ($US228.5 million) came second and third respectively.

Thirty-seven English-language titles made the list, while Japan, France and Italy movies also made big money worldwide.

The full list is as follows:

Rank
Title
Language
Worldwide
Box Office ($US)
1
TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE
English
 $ 562,772,794
2
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE
English
 $ 270,702,775
3
THE EXPENDABLES
English
 $ 228,474,879
4
RED
English
 $ 160,645,569
5
THE BOOK OF ELI
English
 $ 158,460,168
6
STEP UP 3D
English
 $ 155,259,499
7
THE TOURIST
English
 $ 126,492,009
8
SAW 3D
English
 $ 122,660,096
9
KARIGURASHI NO ARRIETTY
(THE BORROWER ARRIETTY)
Japanese
 $ 114,146,003
10
DEAR JOHN
English
 $ 112,150,467
11
KICK ASS
English
 $    95,609,990
12
UMIZARU: THE LAST MESSAGE
Japanese
 $    95,469,952
13
KILLERS
English
 $    91,408,598
14
NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS
English
 $    89,832,550
15
ODORU DAISOSASEN 3 (BAYSIDE SHAKEDOWN 3)
Japanese
 $    83,204,093
16
EDGE OF DARKNESS
English
 $    81,208,697
17
GULLIVER'S TRAVELS
English
 $    80,770,446
18
LETTERS TO JULIET
English
 $    79,135,982
19
PIRANHA 3D
English
 $    69,449,994
20
LEGION
English
 $    65,675,885
21
THE LAST EXORCISM
English
 $    64,853,785
22
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE
English
 $    63,457,446
23
THE GHOST WRITER
English
 $    62,047,590
24
THE AMERICAN
English
 $    62,039,378
25
TROPA DE ELITE 2 (ELITE SQUAD 2)
Portuguese
 $    61,534,032
26
TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO
English
 $    60,631,493
27
SKYLINE
English
 $    58,749,662
28
REMEMBER ME
English
 $    56,506,120
29
FROM PARIS WITH LOVE
English
 $    53,139,168
30
THE FIGHTER
English
 $    51,012,572
31
DAYBREAKERS
English
 $    50,590,794
32
DEATH AT A FUNERAL
English
 $    48,977,233
33
THE SWITCH
English
 $    48,322,702
34
LE PETITS MOUCHOIRS (LITTLE WHITE LIES)
French
 $    47,312,277
35
POCKET MONSTERS DIAMOND AND PEARL THE MOVIE: PHANTOM RULER: ZOROARK
Japanese
 $    46,497,001
36
THE SPY NEXT DOOR
English
 $    44,117,662
37
NINE
English
 $    43,865,872
38
SAMMY'S ADVENTURES: THE SECRET PASSAGE
English
 $    43,810,300
39
KOKUHAKU (CONFESSIONS)
Japanese
 $    43,505,566
40
MACHETE
English
 $    42,813,650
41
SP: THE MOTION PICTURE
Japanese
 $    42,154,480
42
ALPHA AND OMEGA
English
 $    42,131,174
43
BENVENUTI AL SUD
Italian
 $    41,483,723
44
NODAME CANTABILE THE MOVIE 2
Japanese
 $    39,756,729
45
FOR COLORED GIRLS
English
 $    37,724,730
46
L’ARNACOEUR (HEARTBREAKER)
French
 $    37,667,759
47
BROOKLYN'S FINEST
English
 $    37,563,547
48
SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO
Japanese
 $    37,109,671
49
DETECTIVE CONAN: THE RAVEN CHASER
Japanese
 $    36,996,205
50
THE NEXT THREE DAYS
English
 $    36,436,774
 

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