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Oz annual B.O. falls 3%

U.S. pix take 82% share

SYDNEY — The Aussie box office slipped 3% to A$1.09 billion ($1.14 billion) in 2011 with U.S. pics taking an 82% share, according to statistics released by the Moving Pictures Distributors Assn. of Australia on Monday.

Local pics slid to just 4% of B.O. with one, “Red Dog,” accounting for half of the $45 million takings. The feel-good pic about a dog in a rural community scored $22.3 million.

There were 44 local titles vs. 192 Stateside releases. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” was the top earner with a boffo haul of $55.6 million.

In a year where film was down, Screen Australia acting topper Fiona Cameron pointed to homevid as a highlight.

“In 2011, 24 local films completed their first release after screening in cinemas on video, online and television,” said Cameron. “Together these films have achieved 72.7 million views thus far, above the annual average of 47.7 million viewings over the last three years.”

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