Rentrak Highest Grossing Box Office Awards

To celebrate the presentation of the key Highest Grossing Box Office Awards in Australia and New Zealand for 2014/2015, the 70th AIMC hosted a special dinner with an ‘In Conversation’ session during the meal.

The awards went to:                              

THE HOYTS CINEMAS AWARD FOR THE HIGHEST GROSSING FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM              

Presented by Michelle Gater, General Manager - Programming & Content Hoyts Cinemas
Awarded to P.K
Total Box Office $2,110,842
Award accepted by Mitu Bhowmick Lange & John Molloy, Mindblowing Films – this represents back-to-back wins for Mindblowing Films, who won this category in 2014 with DHOOM 3.

THE RENTRAK HIGHEST GROSSING AUSTRALIAN FILM  

Presented by Frank Perikleous, managing Director - Australia & New Zealand, Rentrak Corporation
Awarded to MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Total Box Office $21,649,637
Award accepted by Joel Pearlman, Managing Director, Roadshow Films                          

REALD HIGHEST GROSSING 3D FILM IN AUSTRALIA         

Presented by Michael Bosworth, General Manager, Australia & India - Christie Digital Systems
Awarded to JURASSIC WORLD
Total Box Office $52,793,140
Award accepted by David Collins, Sales Director, Universal Pictures

THE AWARD FOR HIGHEST GROSSING NEW ZEALAND FILM        

Presented by Carmen Switzer, General Manager, Operations Event Cinemas New Zealand
Awarded to THE DEAD LANDS
Total Box Office $1,128,467
Award accepted by Matthew Soulos, Head of Sales, Transmission Films

HIGHEST GROSSING FILM IN NEW ZEALAND      

Presented by Carmen Switzer, General Manager, Operations Event Cinemas New Zealand
Awarded to FAST & FURIOUS 7
Total Box Office $8,257,329
Award accepted by Peter Garner, Managing Director, Paramount Pictures New Zealand

THE AWARD FOR THE HIGHEST GROSSING ALTERNATE CONTENT (NEW AWARD)            

Presented by Gino Munari, General Manager, Programming, Village Cinemas
Awarded to ANDRÉ RIEU 2015 MAASTRICHT CONCERT
Total Box Office $1,271,623
This inaugural award was accepted by Janelle Mason, Co-Director and Executive Producer, CinemaLive and Rachael Reading, Distribution Manager, CinemaLive.