Underdog a Big Winner: Red Dog Earns a Place in Top 10 Grossing Australian Films of all Time

| 22 September , 2011 | Reply

Red Dog has secured a spot in the top ten domestically grossing Australian films of all time; earning $16.55 million at the box office since its release on August 4th.

The list, which has been calculated by the Motion Pictures Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA) is based on money grossed at Australian cinemas only.

Figures from MPDAA list the top ten grossing films as follows: Crocodile Dundee ($47.7m), Australia ($37.5m), Babe ($36.7), Happy Feet ($31.7m), Moulin Rouge ($27.7m), Crocodile Dundee 2 ($24.9 m), Strictly Ballroom  ($21.7m), The Dish ($17.9m), The Man from Snowy River ($17.2 m), and Red Dog ($16.55m).

Previously in tenth spot was the Stephen Elliot\’s 1994 smash hit The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert ($16.45m).

The film which stars Rachael Taylor and Josh Lucas, is based on the true story of the dog which united a small mining town Western Australia in the 1970\’s.

With the film still in cinemas there could be more changes in the line up yet to come. It looks like the underdog has become a home grown hero.

Red Dog is in Cinemas now, check out our review here.


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