The 2017 MPDAA statistics confirm another successful year for Australian cinema box office, surpassing the record set in 2015. The A$1,259,337,000 box office CUME was an increase of 2.69% on the previous year.
Finding Dory took line honours, closing 2016 at $48.56m, followed by Deadpool at $43.27m.
Rogue One: a Star Wars Story closed 2016 at $36.39m after only 2 weeks in cinemas, as Suicide Squad ($34.27m), Captain America: Civil War ($33.73m) and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ($31.20m) took the #4, #5 and #6 slots in the top 10 films for the year.
In seventh position, Star Wars: the Force Awakens continued to be a force to be reckoned with, taking $31.15m. The other top performing films of the year were The Jungle Book ($29.78m) and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice ($29.68m).