‘Titanic’ king of Oz B.O. world

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GOLD COAST, Queensland — “Titanic” was crowned the all-time Australian B.O. champ today at the Australian Movie Convention, and 15 other titles were feted for grossing more than $A10 million ($6.2 million) in the past 12 months.

Strength in numbers

Distribs say the ability of the Australian market to sustain “Titanic” and many other hits is a testament to its depth and the multiplex revolution of the past 10 years.

“Titanic” racked up $A57.2 million ($35.4 million), beating the previous record set by “Crocodile Dundee” 12 years ago.

After “Titanic,” the most lucrative titles were “The Full Monty” ($14.3 million) and “Men in Black” ($14.1 million).

The top-grossing Australian film of the year was Rob Sitch’s “The Castle,” which earned $6.4 million.

Other top grossers included “Tomorrow Never Dies,” “Mousehunt,” “Deep Impact,” “As Good as It Gets,” “Godzilla,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “Dr. Dolittle,” “Face/Off,” “Flubber,” “Con Air,” “The Wedding Singer” and “Good Will Hunting.”

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