Top 10 Grossing Films In Australia For 2009

A big year for boy wizards, robots and blue aliens

by | January 21, 2010 | Comments

Harry’s still got the magic. With over $40 million in domestic earnings, the latest instalment of J.K. Rowling’s franchise, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, topped the list of biggest box-office hits in Australia for 2009

Half-Blood Prince lead the robot-clashing sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, James Cameron’s 3-D sci-fi epic Avatar and the sparkly vampires of New Moon. Of course, Avatar‘s $38-plus million gross was made in the final two weeks of the year; the film has now grossed more than $75 million and is the highest-earner of all time domestically.

Here’s how the Top 10 stacked up:

1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — $40,597,409

2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen — $40,340,888

3. Avatar — $38,810,446

4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon — $36,957,295

5. Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs — $29,793,423

6. Up — $27,990,900

7. The Hangover — $21,405,338

8. Monsters Vs Aliens — $20,584,698

9. 2012 — $20,082,475

10. Slumdog Millionaire — $18,877,786

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