The New Zealand cinema industry bounced back in 2012 to
record a 7% improvement over the 2011 result, the Motion
Picture Distributors' Association of New Zealand announced
The 2012 total gross box office of $173.1 million was the
second highest achieved in the country, just behind the
record-breaking $176.5 million recorded in 2010.
The highest-grossing release in the industry year to December
26, 2012 was The Avengers with a gross of $8.8
million. The comic book action-adventure was followed by the
latest James Bond caper, Skyfall, which achieved a
remarkable $6.4 million to December 26 and has gone on to
gross $7.36 million to date.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey achieved a
significant $6.1 million in just two and a-half weeks of
release. It has gone on to gross more than $10.6 million