List of 2012 box office number-one films in Australia

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This is a list of films which have placed number one at the box office in Australia during 2012. All amounts are in Australian dollars.

# Week ending Film Total
week
gross
Openings
1 4 January 2012 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked $5,143,013 The Adventures of Tintin (#2), Tower Heist (#4), Happy Feet Two (#5), War Horse (#6), We Bought a Zoo (#7), The Iron Lady (#8), Albert Nobbs (#14), The Skin I Live In (#18)
2 11 January 2012 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows $9,047,260 Met Opera: Rodelinda (#19), Players (#20)
3 18 January 2012 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2) $4,703,107 The Muppets (#2), The Descendants (#4), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (#5), Hugo (#6), Arrietty (#16), Nanban (#18)
4 25 January 2012 The Descendants $3,549,853 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (#2), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (#7), The Darkest Hour (#9), Young Adult (#17), Met Opera: Faust (#20)
5 1 February 2012 Underworld: Awakening $3,478,099 A Few Best Men (#3), J. Edgar (#11), Agneepath (#16)
6 8 February 2012 Chronicle $3,715,979 Man on a Ledge (#10), The Artist (#13), Martha Marcy May Marlene (#18)
7 15 February 2012 The Vow $4,217,717 Safe House (#2), Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D (#4), This Means War (#6), Any Questions for Ben? (#7), Shame (#18)
8 22 February 2012 The Vow (2) $2,608,884 The Grey (#3), My Week with Marilyn (#7), One for the Money (#9)
9 29 February 2012 Contraband $2,162,312 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (#8), Gone (#13), Killer Elite (#14)
10 7 March 2012 Project X $1,822,489 The Devil Inside (#5), A Separation (#15), Carnage (#18)
11 14 March 2012 John Carter $4,136,130 Headhunters (#11), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel pre-release (#20)
12 21 March 2012 21 Jump Street $5,445,294 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (#3), Margin Call (#5), The Rum Diary (#7)
13 28 March 2012 The Hunger Games $11,344,354 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (#2), The Raid: Redemption (#10), Agent Vinod (#11)
14 4 April 2012 The Hunger Games (2) $6,762,379 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (#3), Wrath of the Titans (#4), Mirror Mirror (#6), A Dangerous Method (#7), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen pre-release (#10), Stephen Sondheim's Company (#11), Le Havre (#13), Fetih 1453 (#19)
15 11 April 2012 American Pie: Reunion $7,591,951 Titanic 3D (#5), The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D (#6), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (#10), Housefull 2 (#11), Mirza – The Untold Story (#14), This Must Be the Place (#15), Love in the Buff (#18)
16 18 April 2012 Battleship $5,397,004 The Deep Blue Sea (#16), National Theatre Live: She Stoops to Conquer (#18)
17 25 April 2012 The Avengers $6,003,882 The Lucky One (#2), StreetDance 2 (#13), Romantics Anonymous (#15), The Lady (#16)
18 2 May 2012 The Avengers (2) $16,755,666 Wish You Were Here (#8), The Way (#14), Café de Flore (#17), Met Opera: Manon (#19)
19 9 May 2012 The Avengers (3) $10,883,169 The Five-Year Engagement (#2), Act of Valour (#5), Beauty and the Beast 3D (#11), Delicacy (#15), Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake (#19)
20 16 May 2012 The Avengers (4) $6,539,963 Dark Shadows (#2), The Dictator pre-release (#4), Safe (#6), Iron Sky (#13), Met Opera: La Traviata (#17), Trishna (#19)
21 23 May 2012 The Dictator $6,415,545 The Woman in Black (#5)
22 30 May 2012 Men in Black 3 $6,444,052 Bel Ami (#6), This American Life – Live! (#15)
23 6 June 2012 Men in Black 3 (2) $4,528,685 What to Expect When You're Expecting (#2), Get the Gringo (#6), Rowdy Rathore (#12), Declaration of War (#16)
24 13 June 2012 Prometheus $9,481,245 Friends with Kids (#6), Le Chef pre-release (#13), National Theatre LiveFrankenstein V1 (#17), Anton Chekhov's The Duel (#18), Shanghai (#19)
25 20 June 2012 Prometheus (2) $4,000,806 That's My Boy (#2), Rock of Ages (#3), Take This Waltz (#9), Le Chef (#11), The Cabin in the Woods (#13), Ferrari Ki Sawaari (#17), Margaret (#20)
26 27 June 2012 Snow White and the Huntsman $8,553,638 Brave (#2), A Royal Affair (#9), The Three Stooges pre-release (#10), Elena (#14), Teri Meri Kahaani (#15), National Theatre Live – Frankenstein V2 (#20)
27 4 July 2012 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift $9,408,924 Ted pre-release (#3), The Amazing Spider-Man preview (#5), Katy Perry: Part of Me pre-release (#9), André Rieu: 2012 Maastricht Concert (#12), Jatt & Juliet (#13), Painted Skin: The Resurrection (#17), Where Do We Go Now? (#18)
28 11 July 2012 Ted $12,822,447 The Amazing Spider-Man (#3), Katy Perry: Part of Me (#6), Bol Bachchan (#10)
29 18 July 2012 Ted (2) $8,608,015 Hysteria (#8), Cocktail (#9), Not Suitable for Children (#11), Billa 2 (#17)
30 25 July 2012 The Dark Knight Rises $19,219,489 The Door (#12), Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda (#20)
31 1 August 2012 The Dark Knight Rises (2) $9,434,565 Magic Mike (#2), Carry On Jatta (#8), ...And If We All Lived Together? (#14), Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (#16), Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event (#17)[A], In Darkness (#20)
32 8 August 2012 The Dark Knight Rises (3) $5,430,941 Step Up 4: Miami Heat (#3), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (#4), Cosmopolis (#11), Jo Nesbø's Jackpot (#16)
33 15 August 2012 The Dark Knight Rises (4) $3,525,515 The Sapphires (#2), The Campaign (#3), Sirphire (#14), Storm Surfers 3D (#18)
34 22 August 2012 The Bourne Legacy $5,445,934 Ek Tha Tiger (#7), Bernie (#11), Vulgaria (#17)
35 29 August 2012 Total Recall $3,054,965 Hope Springs (#4), Lan Kwai Fong 2 (#15), Bully (#17), Barrymore (#18), Holy Motors (#20)
36 5 September 2012 The Expendables 2 $3,913,595 Moonrise Kingdom (#7), Finding Nemo 3D (#8), Joker (#16), Chinese Take-Away (#20)
37 12 September 2012 Kath & Kimderella $2,605,716 Hit and Run (#9), Monsieur Lazhar (#11), Your Sister's Sister (#13), Raaz 3D (#16), Ajj De Ranjhe (#20)
38 19 September 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted $4,853,258 The Watch (#2), Resident Evil: Retribution (#3), Barfi! (#13), Beasts of the Southern Wild (#14), Reel Anime 2012 (#17)[B]
39 26 September 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2) $6,010,501 Hotel Transylvania (#2), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (#3), Ruby Sparks (#7), Bait (#10)
40 3 October 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (3) $6,963,810 Looper (#2), Arbitrage (#6), OMG: Oh My God! (#17), On the Road (#18)
41 10 October 2012 Taken 2 $9,553,534 Mental (#6), English Vinglish (#15), National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (#19)
42 17 October 2012 Taken 2 (2) $4,286,449 Lawless (#3), Killing Them Softly (#7), The Words (#10)
43 24 October 2012 Paranormal Activity 4 $4,325,073 Savages (#3), To Rome with Love (#6), Paul Kelly: Stories of Me (#14), Student of the Year (#16), The Thieves (#17), Safety Not Guaranteed (#18)
44 31 October 2012 Argo $2,728,725 Dredd (#4), The Intouchables (#5), Frankenweenie (#7), National Theatre Live: The Last of the Haussmans (#17)
45 7 November 2012 Argo (2) $2,518,846 Bachelorette (#2), End of Watch (#3), Housos vs. Authority (#7), Met Opera: L'elisir d'amore (#18)
46 14 November 2012 Argo (3) $1,971,206 Seven Psychopaths (#2), Alex Cross (#7), The Sessions (#10), The Master (#14), Jesus Christ Superstar (#18)
47 21 November 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 $15,785,075 Nitro Circus: The Movie (#5), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (#7), Son of Sardaar (#15)
48 28 November 2012 Skyfall $16,786,979 2 Days in New York (#15), National Theatre Live: Timon of Athens (#16)
49 5 December 2012 Skyfall (2) $10,450,489 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (#3), Pitch Perfect preview (#4), Red Dawn (#5), Talaash (#7), Fun Size (#9), Back to 1942 (#12), Met Opera: The Tempest (#15), Celeste and Jesse Forever (#19)
50 12 December 2012 Skyfall (3) $6,479,231 Pitch Perfect (#2), Here Comes the Boom (#5), The Man with the Iron Fists (#9), Trouble with the Curve (#10), Khiladi 786 (#13), Masquerade (#17)
51 19 December 2012 Skyfall (4) $4,632,226 Rise of the Guardians (#2), Love Is All You Need (#11), Paris-Manhattan (#12), Liberal Arts (#13), Met Opera: Clemenza di Tito (#16)
52 26 December 2012 Skyfall (5) $3,213,845 Dabangg 2
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