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This post is mainly used to discuss the box office data of some international markets box office data in the past century, such as annual box office rankings, Timeline of highest grossing film in some market , etc. I have collected a lot of historical box office data in some international markets

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Highest Grossing film by year in South Korea(1971-1999)

1971 Notre Dame de Paris(re release):268,593

1972 Ben Hur(re release):419,331

1973 Fist of Fury:315,579

1974 Heavenly homecoming to stars (local):464,308

1975 Ja in her pride(local):361,213

1976 The last hard man:237,937

1977 Winter lady *:585,775

(Break Seoul admission record held by 1965 movie '007:From Russia with love')

1978 007:the spy who loved me:545,883

1979  Drunken Master*:898,561

(Break seoul admission record)

1980 The Young Master:436,631

1981 007:Moonraker:387,790

1982 007:For your eyes only:500,243

1983 An offical and a gentalman:563,533

1984 E.T :630,500

1985 The Killing filed*:925,994

(Break Seoul  admission record)

1986 The Mission:525,630

1987 Platoon:576,924

1988 Die Hard:701,893

1989 Indiana jones and the last Crusade:491,010

1990 Ghost*:1,683,265

(Break seoul admission record,First movie cross 1m admission )

1991 Dance with wolves:984,978

1992 Basic Instinct:970,180

1993 Cliffhanger:1,118,583

1994 The Lion King*:920,948

(the only animated film which take the first place in South korea market)

1995 Die Hard 3:979,666

1996 The Indenpence day:923,223

1997 The Lost World:Jurassic Park:1, 001,279

1998 Titanic*:1,971,780

(Break Seoul admission record)

1999 Shiri*:2,448,399

(Break Seoul admission record)

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Highest grossing film by year in UK(1975-1999) £

1975:Jaws  11,826,000*(Break Box office record,first Movie cross £10m )

1976 One Flew over the cuckoo's Nest   7,824,000

1977 Star Wars:The New Hope 14,361,000*(Break Box office record)

1978 Grease 14,673,000*(Break Box office record)

1979 007:Moonraker 10,659,000

1980 Star Wars:The Empire Strike back 9,012,117

1981 007:For Your eyes only 10,398,000

1982 E.T 21,696,000*(Break Box office record,First movie cross £20m)

1983 Star Wars:Return of the Jedi 12,291,000

1984 Ghostbuster 12,400,000

1985 Back to the Future 12,170,000

1986 Crocodile Dundee 20,072,702

1987 007:The Living Daylight 8,160,628

1988 Who Framed Roger rabbit 15,612,005

1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 15,923,268

1990 Ghost 23,241,978*(Break Box office record)

1991 Robin hood 20,214,246

1992 The Bodyguard 17,001,069

1993 Jurassic Park* 47,886,137(Break Box office record)

1994 Four weddings and a funeral 27,762,648

1995 Babe 20,280,379

1996 The Independence Day 37,128,685

1997 The Full Monty 52,232,058*(Break Box office record)

1998 Titanic 69,025,646*(Break Box office record)

1999 Star Wars:The Phantom Menace 51,063,811

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Highest Grossing film by year in Singapore(1972-1999)

1972 Fist of fury 859,000*(Break Box office record )

1973 Enter the Dargon 818,000

1974 The Exorcist 557,000

1975 The Towering inferno 800,000

1976 Jaws 1,096,748*(Break Box office record)

1977 The Private Eyes 969,000

1978 Drunken Master* 1,460,000(Break Box office record)

1979 007:Moonraker 920,000

1980 The Young Master 1,100,000

1981 Security Unlimited 1,468,748*(Break Box office record)

1982 Shaolin Temple 1,721,731*(Break Box office record)

1983  Aces Go place2 869,342

1984 Shaolin Kids 1,251,349

1985 Rambo:First Blood Part2 1,656,286*(Break Box office record for Hollywood movie)

1986 Young Bid Boss 1,002,049

1987 007:The Living Daylight 1,465,194

1988 The Last Emperor 1,486,006

1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1,670,000*(Break Box office record for Hollywood movie)

1990 Unknown

1991 Terminator 2:Judgement day 2,780,000*(Break Box office record)

1992 Once upon a time in China 2  2,450,000

1993 Jurassic Park* 4,500,000*(Break Box office record)

1994 The Mask 3,500,000

1995 Casper 3,200,000

1996 The Independence Day 4,570,000*(Break Box office record)

1997 The Lost World:Jurassic Park 6,230,000*(Break Box office record)

1998 Titanic 6,460,000*(Break Box office record)

1999 Star Wars:The Phantom Menace 3,370,000

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Highest Grossing film by year in Taiwan【Taipei】(1980-1999)   Unit:NT

1980 007:Moonraker 35M*(Break Box office record)

1981 007:For your eyes only 41.6m*(Break Box office record)

1982 Indiana Jones and the raiders of the lost Ark 62.3m*(Break Box office record)

1983 E.T 67m*(Break Box office record)

1984 Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom 71.8m*(Break Box office record)

1985 Rambo First blood part 2  68.8m

1986 Police Story 51m

1987 ProjectA 2    71m

1988 The Last Emperor 117m*(Break Box office record)

1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 90m

1990 God of Gamblers 110m

1991 Ghost 119m*(Break Box office record)

1992 Police Story 3 119m

1993 Jurassic Park 220m*(Break Box office record)

1994 True Lies 125m

1995 Die Hard 3.  158m

1996 The Independence Day 187m

1997 Titanic 387m*(Break Box office record)

1998  Armageddon 163m

1999 The Mummy 147m

 

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Highest Grossing Film in Malaysia by year(1988-1998) Unit:MYR

1988 Rambo 3   unknown

1989 007:Licence to Kill 3.6m*(Break Box office record)

1990 God of Gamblers 2 unknown

1991 Terminator 2:Judagement day  3.9m*(Break Box office record)

1992 Police story 3 4.76m*(Break Box office record)

1993 Jurassic Park 6.3m*(Break Box office record)

1994 Sembliu(local) 4.7m

1995 Unknown

1996 Police Story 4 9.3m*(Break Box office record)

1997 Titanic 11m*(Break Box office record)

1998 Who am I? 11.2m*(Break Box office record)

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Highest Grossing film in HongKong by year(1964-1999) Unit:HKD

1964 007:From Russia with love 2m*(Break Box office record)

1965 东江之水越山来(I can't found this movie English Title) 1.4m

1966 007:Thunderball 2.2m

1967 Dargon Gate Inn 2.37m*(Break Box office record)

1968 007:You Only Live Twice 2.08m

1969 Makenna's Gold 1.37m

1970 Tora!Tora!Tora! 2.37m

1971 The Big Boss 3.19m*(Break Box office record)

1972 Way of the Dargon 5.3m*(Break Box office record)

1973 72 Tenants of Prosperity 5.6m*(Break Box offife record)

1974 Games Gambler play 6.25m*(Break Box office record)

1975 The Towering inferno 5.71m*(Break Box office record for hollywood movie)

1976 The Pirvate Eyes 8.53m*(Break Box office record)

1977 007:The Spy who loved me 5.26m

1978 The Contract 7.82m

1979 007:Moonraker 7.86m*(Break Box office record for Hollywood movie)

1980 The Young Master 11.02m*(Break Box office record)

1981 Security Unlimited 17.76m*(Break Box office record)

1982 Aces go place 26.04m*(Break Box office record)

1983 Aces go place 2  23.27m

1984 Aces go place 3. 29.28m*(Break Box office record)

1985 My Lucky stars 30.74m*(Break Box office record)

1986 A better tomorrow 34.65m*(Break Box office record)

1987 Armour of God 35.46m*(Break Box office record)

1988 The Eight Happiness 37.09m*(Break Box office record)

1989 God of Gamblers 36.29m

1990 All for the winner 41.32m*(Break Box office record)

1991 Fight Back to school 43.89m*(Break Box office record)

1992 Justice,My foot!  50.21m*(Break Box office record)

1993 Jurassic Park 62.23m*(Break Box office record)

1994 God of Gamblers 2 52.23m

1995 Rumble in the Bronx 59.61m

1996 Police story 4 57.51m

1997 Titanic 115m*(Break Box office record)

1998  The Storm Riders 41.55m

1999  Ring 31.24m

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Highest Grossing film in Indonesia by year(1992-1997)

1991 Ghost 

1992 Basic Instinct

1993 Jurassic Park

1994 True Lies

1995 007:Golden Eye

1996 The Independence day 

1997 Unknown

1998 Titanic*(Break Admission record,first movie cross 3.5m admissions in Indonesia)

Source:Variety international film guide

 

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7 hours ago, Steven said:

Highest Grossing film in Indonesia by year(1992-1997)

1991 Ghost 

1992 Basic Instinct

1993 Jurassic Park

1994 True Lies

1995 007:Golden Eye

1996 The Independence day 

1997 Titanic*(Break Admission record,first movie cross 3.5m admissions in Indonesia)

Source:Variety international film guide

 

I think Titanic released later in Indonesia than 1997. I think in 1998 or 2001 iirc.

 

 

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Highest Grossing film in Argentina by year(1973-1983)

 

1973 007:Live and let die 454,877

 

1974 The Sting 1, 021,672

 

1975 Earthquake 538,987

 

1976 Towering inferno 448,577

 

1977 Jaws 964,362

 

1978 Close Encounter of third kind 738,848

 

1979 La Fiesta de todos(local) 1,700,999(I am not sure,it might break admission record in Argentina)

 

1980 Karmer vs Karmer 624,869

 

1981 Airplane 500,117

 

1982 Les Unset Les autues(French movie) 665,120

 

1983 E.T 2,929,749*(Break admission record)

 

1984 top grosser should be local film "Camila",but I don't know the number

 

source:Argentina News

 

*I checked on IMDB for some movie release date in Argentina,found some movie release date in this list is totally different from IMDB

 

*Sound of Music in 1965 cross 1.05m admission in Argentina,break Argentina admission record,and James Bond film "Thunderball"break  Argentina admission record,too.

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