List of 2008 box office number-one films in Australia

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This is a list of films which placed number-one at the weekend box office in Australia during 2008. Amounts are in Australian dollars.

(N.B.: Seemingly improper dates are due to holiday weekends or other occasions. N/A denotes information that is not available from Urban Cinefile.)

# Weekend end date Film Total
weekend
gross
Notes
1 6 January 2008 I Am Legend $9,513,115 Alvin and the Chipmunks opens at #2 with $3,942,828.
2 13 January 2008 I Am Legend (2) $3,539,530 27 Dresses, which would later ascend to #1, opens with $3,497,746.
3 20 January 2008 Cloverfield $2,561,831 27 Dresses nearly takes over the #1 spot again, with $2,544,657.
4 27 January 2008 27 Dresses $1,553,581 A low box office #1 (due to the Australia Day weekend), with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Juno close behind.
5 3 February 2008 Juno $1,265,737 27 Dresses close to #1 again.
6 10 February 2008 Fool's Gold $1,949,609 Fool's Gold opens close to a million stronger than Juno.
7 17 February 2008 Jumper $3,408,959 Definitely, Maybe beaten by a margin of close to $2 million.
8 24 February 2008 Jumper (2) $1,728,693 The Bucket List and Rambo earn over a million also.
9 2 March 2008 Meet the Spartans $1,388,526 The Bucket List a close second, with $1,199,630.
10 9 March 2008 10,000 BC $2,222,655 Run Fatboy Run a far second, with less than a million intake.
11 16 March 2008 Vantage Point $1,129,167 10,000 BC second by just over $50,000.
12 23 March 2008 Step Up 2: The Streets $2,581,363 Opening significantly ahead of Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! and Drillbit Taylor.
13 30 March 2008 Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! $1,555,540 Beating out Step Up 2 the Streets and action/drama Never Back Down.
14 6 April 2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles $1,384,553 Semi-Pro a very close second, with $1,384,266.
15 13 April 2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles (2) $996,868 Superhero Movie ($995,151), Prom Night ($926,122) and Nim's Island ($845,212) close behind.
16 20 April 2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall $1,813,214 Street Kings second on $1,535,676.
17 27 April 2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2) $1,632,851 Street Kings significantly behind at second.
18 4 May 2008 Iron Man $6,200,353 Made of Honour (2nd) earns just $1,541,485.
19 11 May 2008 Iron Man (2) $3,375,533 What Happens in Vegas second with $2,439,239.
20 18 May 2008 Iron Man (3) $2,503,835 What Happens in Vegas a closer 2nd; 21 at 3rd.
21 25 May 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $9,733,329 Indiana Jones trumps Iron Man by millions.
22 1 June 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2) $5,774,030 What Happens in Vegas beats out Iron Man for second, but still beaten significantly.
23 8 June 2008 Sex and the City $8,031,752 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian denied first with $4,354,099.
24 15 June 2008 Sex and the City (2) $4,563,023 Prince Caspian 2nd, The Incredible Hulk 3rd.
25 22 June 2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan $4,276,523 Sex and the City at second; Kung Fu Panda opens at third on previews.
26 29 June 2008 Kung Fu Panda $5,230,383 Get Smart second with $4,204,813.
27 6 July 2008 Hancock $7,601,620 Kung Fu Panda descends to second.
28 13 July 2008 Mamma Mia! The Movie $5,432,656 Hancock and Kung Fu Panda second and third.
29 20 July 2008 The Dark Knight $11,779,716 Mamma Mia! $7 million under at second.
30 27 July 2008 The Dark Knight (2) $7,626,120 The X-Files: I Want to Believe opens at third.
31 3 August 2008 The Dark Knight (3) $4,576,178 Wanted opens at 2nd, The Bank Job at 4th.
32 10 August 2008 The Dark Knight (4) $2,944,294 Pineapple Express opens at fourth.
33 17 August 2008 The Dark Knight (5) $1,953,131 Taken opens at #2; Star Wars: The Clone Wars at #4; The Strangers at #7.
34 24 August 2008 Tropic Thunder $3,051,215 Baby Mama opens at #5.
35 31 August 2008 Tropic Thunder (2) $1,938,866 Hellboy II: The Golden Army opens at #2 with $1,824,100.
36 7 September 2008 Tropic Thunder (3) $1,190,393 Make It Happen opens at #4; In Bruges at #5; Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay at #6; Son of Rambow at #16.
37 14 September 2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor $3,509,055 Tropic Thunder down to 2nd; Funny Games opens at #18.
38 21 September 2008 WALL-E $3,635,368 Step Brothers opens at #2; Wild Child at #4; Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging at #5.
39 28 September 2008 WALL-E (2) $2,667,221 Eagle Eye opens at #2; Journey to the Center of the Earth at #3; The House Bunny at #7.
40 5 October 2008 WALL-E (3) $2,698,876 Beverly Hills Chihuahua ascends to #3; The Duchess opens at #6; Babylon A.D. at #9; Disaster Movie at #11.
41 12 October 2008 Body of Lies $2,104,319 My Best Friend's Girl opens at #8.
42 19 October 2008 Burn After Reading $1,819,366 Max Payne opens at #2 with $1,168,949.
43 26 October 2008 Burn After Reading (2) $1,491,130 Saw V opens at #2 with $1,366,113; How to Lose Friends & Alienate People at #3.
44 2 November 2008 Burn After Reading (3) $1,134,136 Death Race opens at #2; RocknRolla at #3.
45 9 November 2008 Nights in Rodanthe $1,371,546 Traitor opens at #5; Mirrors at #6.
46 16 November 2008 Nights in Rodanthe (2) $939,903 Sex Drive opens at #3; Dostana at #13.
47 23 November 2008 Quantum of Solace $9,729,078 Nights in Rodanthe over $9 million behind #1 at #2; American Teen opens at #18.
48 30 November 2008 Australia $6,373,903 Big Stan opens at #3; Quarantine at #4.
49 7 December 2008 Australia (2) $4,105,524 High School Musical 3: Senior Year opens a close second, earning $3,942,732.
50 14 December 2008 Twilight $5,413,654 City of Ember opens at #9.
51 21 December 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa $3,818,439 Twilight significantly behind at #2; Slumdog Millionaire opens at #7.
52 28 December 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button $3,276,799 The Day the Earth Stood Still ran a close second, earning $3,121,708. Bedtime Stories opens at #3; Vicky Cristina Barcelona at #11; Frost/Nixon at #12; I've Loved You So Long at #13.

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