2012 Australian Release Dates [ARCHIVE ONLY]

Welcome to our dynamic list of films scheduled for release in 2012, ordered by their Australian release date. Links to our reviews, news and trailers will be added as we post them, so keep checking back for date changes and new reviews!

Please note that some dates vary from state to state in Australia. Please check local listings for details.

Last updated: 26 August 2012 [ARCHIVE ONLY]

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Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked poster1 JanuaryAlvin & the Chipmunks: ChipwreckedFox
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows poster5 JanuarySherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsRoadshowTrailer | Review
Thirst poster7 January (Sydney)Thirst
The Muppets (2011) poster12 JanuaryThe MuppetsDisneyTeaser | Trailer | Interview with Jason Segel | Review
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - Uncensored poster12 JanuaryThe Girl with the Dragon TattooSonyTrailer | Extended trailer | Review
Hugo in 3D poster12 JanuaryHugoParamountTrailer | Review
The Descendants poster12 JanuaryThe DescendantsFoxReview
Arrietty - poster Australia12 JanuaryArrietty
(Subtitled and Dubbed)
The Great Magician poster12 JanuaryThe Great MagicianDream MovieTrailer | Review
Darkest Hour poster19 JanuaryThe Darkest HourFoxTrailer | Review
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy poster19 JanuaryTinker Tailor Soldier SpyUniversalReview
Young Adult poster19 JanuaryYoung AdultParamountVideos | Review
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island poster19 JanuaryJourney 2: The Mysterious Island (2D/3D)RoadshowReview
A Few Best Men poster26 JanuaryA Few Best MenIconTrailer | Review
Underworld: Awakening26 JanuaryUnderworld: AwakeningSonyTrailer | Review
J.Edgar poster26 JanuaryJ. EdgarRoadshowTrailer | Review
Weekend movie poster26 JanuaryWeekendRialtoReview
All's Well That Ends Well (2012) poster26 JanuaryAll's Well That Ends Well 2012China LionReview
The Viral Factor poster26 JanuaryThe Viral FactorDream MovieReview
The Artist poster2 FebruaryThe ArtistRoadshowTrailer | Review
Man on a Ledge poster2 FebruaryMan on a LedgeHoytsReview
2 FebruaryMartha Marcy May MarleneFoxReview
Chronicle poster2 FebruaryChronicleFoxTrailer | Review
Any Questions for Ben?9 February Any Questions for Ben?RoadshowTrailer | Review
Safe House - Australian poster9 FebruarySafe HouseUniversalTrailer | Review
The Vow poster - Australia9 FebruaryThe VowSonyReview
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D poster9 FebruaryStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (3D)FoxTrailer | Review
Shame poster9 FebruaryShameTransmissionTrailer | Review
Romancing In The Air poster9 FebruaryRomancing in Thin AirDream MovieTrailer | Review
This Means War (2012) poster14 FebruaryThis Means WarFoxReview
The Grey poster - Australia16 FebruaryThe GreyIconReview
One For the Money poster16 FebruaryOne For the MoneyRoadshowReview
My Week with Marilyn poster16 FebruaryMy Week With Marilyn (Limited)RoadshowTrailer | Review
Buck poster16 FebruaryBuckMadmanReview
Contraband poster23 FebruaryContrabandUniversalReview
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close poster23 FebruaryExtremely Loud and Incredibly CloseRoadshowReview
Gone poster23 FebruaryGoneHopscotch
Killer Elite poster23 FebruaryKiller EliteDisneyTrailer | Review
Late Bloomers poster23 FebruaryLate BloomersPalace
Love (2012) poster23 FebruaryLoveChina LionTrailer | Review
Tyrannosaur poster - Australia23 February

(Melbourne Only)
TyrannosaurMadmanSFF Review
A Separation poster1 MarchA SeparationHopscotchSFF Review
A Little Bit of Heaven poster1 MarchA Little Bit of HeavenHoyts
The Devil Inside international poster1 MarchThe Devil InsideParamountTrailer
The Headhunters poster1 MarchHeadhuntersRialtoReview
Carnage poster (Polanski)1 MarchCarnageSonyReview
Like Crazy poster1 MarchLike CrazyParamountTrailer | Review
Project X poster1 MarchProject XRoadshow
Sione's 2: Unfinished Business poster (Australia)1 MarchSione's 2: Unfinished BusinessPInnacleTrailer | Review
John Carter poster8 MarchJohn CarterDisneyTeaser Trailer | Review
50/50 poster8 March

(Cinema Nova Melbourne Only)
The Source poster - Australia8 MarchThe SourceMadman
Coriolanus poster8 MarchCoriolanusIconReview
The Rum Diary poster15 MarchThe Rum DiaryFoxTrailer | Review
21 Jump Street (2012) Poster15 March21 Jump StreetSonyTrailer | Review
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance poster15 MarchGhost Rider: Spirit of VengeanceRoadshowTrailer | Review
Haywire poster15 March

The Kid with a Bike poster - Australia15 March

Kid with A BikeMadmanMIFF Review
Margin Call poster15 MarchMargin CallBecker Film GroupReview
The Hunger Games poster22 MarchThe Hunger GamesRoadshowTrailer | Review
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel poster22 MarchThe Best Exotic Marigold HotelFox
The Raid - Australian poster22 MarchThe RaidMadmanTrailer | Review
Wrath of the Titans poster29 MarchWrath of the Titans (3D)RoadshowTrailer | Review
Mirror Mirror (2012) poster29 MarchMirror MirrorRoadshowTrailer | Review
The Lorax poster29 MarchDr. Seuss' The LoraxUniversalTrailer | Review
A Dangerous Method poster29 MarchA Dangerous MethodParamount/TransmissionReview
Le Havre poster29 MarchLe HavreSharmill FilmsReview
American Reunion poster5 AprilAmerican ReunionUniversalTrailer | Review
The Pirates: Band of Misfits poster5 AprilThe Pirates! Band of MisfitsSonyTrailer | Review
This Must Be the Place poster5 AprilThis Must Be The PlaceHopscotchReview
Titanic poster5 AprilTitanic (3D)FoxTrailer | Review
Goodbye, First Love poster5 AprilGoodbye, First LovePalaceReview
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen poster5 AprilSalmon Fishing in the YemenRoadshowReview
Love in the Buff poster - Australia5 AprilLove in the BuffDream MovieTrailer
The Deep Blue Sea poster (Australia)12 AprilThe Deep Blue SeaTransmissionReview
Battleship poster12 AprilBattleshipUniversalTrailer
StreetDance 2 poster19 AprilStreetdance 2 3DHoyts
The Lucky One19 AprilThe Lucky OneRoadshow
The Lady Poster19 AprilThe LadyRoadshowTrailer
Footnote poster19 AprilFootnoteRialtoReview
Romantics Anonymous poster - Australia19 AprilRomantics AnonymousMadman
The Avengers "Assemble" poster (2012)25 AprilThe AvengersDisneyTrailer | Review
Café de Flore poster26 AprilCafé de FloreIcon
Wish You Were Here - Joel Edgerton poster26 AprilWish You Were HereHopscotchReview
ACT OF VALOR poster3 MayAct of ValorRoadshow
Beauty and the Beast 3D poster3 MayBeauty and the Beast 3DDisneyTrailer | Review
Delicacy film movie poster - Audrey Tautou3 MayDelicacyTransmissionReview
The Five Year Engagement poster3 MayThe Five Year EngagementUniversalTrailer | Review
King of Devil's Island Poster3 MayKing of Devil's IslandPalace
The Sitter poster3 MayThe SitterFox
W.E. poster - Madonna3 MayW.E.Roadshow
Dark Shadows poster - Australia10 MayDark Shadows (3D)RoadshowTrailer | Review
Jiro Dreams of Sushi poster10 MayJiro Dreams of SushiCuriousMIFF2011 Review
Safe poster - Statham10 MaySafeIconReview
Iron Sky Poster10 MayIron SkyHoytsTrailer
Trishna poster10 MayTrishnaMadman
The Dictator teaser poster16 MayThe DictatorParamountTrailer | Review
Silent Souls poster17 MaySilent SoulsIcon
The Woman in Black - poster (Australia)17 MayThe Woman in BlackRoadshowTrailer | Review
Bel Ami poster24 MayBel AmiHopscotchTrailer | Review
First Night poster24 MayFirst NightParamount
Men in Black 3 poster - Australia24 MayMen in Black 3SonyTrailer | Review
Empire of Silver - Poster24 MayEmpire of SilverChina Lion
Careless Love poster24 MayCareless LoveAntidote Films
Declaration of War poster31 MayDeclaration of WarPalaceReview
Get the Gringo/How I Spent My Summer Vacation poster31 MayGet the GringoIconReview
Tomboy poster31 MayTomboyRialto
What to Expect When You're Expecting - Australian poster31 MayWhat to Expect When You're ExpectingRoadshowReview
The Duel poster7 JuneAnton Chekov's The DuelRialtoReview
Friends With Kids - Australian poster7 JuneFriends With KidsRoadshowReview
Prometheus poster7 JunePrometheusFoxTrailer | Review
Double Trouble poster7 June (Melbourne)

14 June
Double TroubleChina LionReview
Take This Waltz poster (Australia)14 JuneTake This WaltzHopscotchReview
Cabin in the Woods poster14 June

The Cabin in the WoodsRoadshowReview
Comme Un Chef poster14 JuneThe Chef (Le Chef)IconReview
That's My Boy poster (Australia)14 JuneThat’s My BoySony
Rock of Ages film poster14 JuneRock of AgesRoadshowTrailer | Review
Snow White and the Huntsman poster - Kristen Stewart21 JuneSnow White & the HuntsmanUniversalTrailer | Review
Brave poster21 JuneBraveDisneyTrailer | Review
Elena poster21 JuneElenaPalaceReview
Marley poster21 JuneMarleyRoadshow
A Royal Affair Poster21 JuneA Royal AffairMadman
The Three Stooges (2012) poster21 June (QLD)

28 June (NSW, VIC, SA)

5 July (WA, ACT)
The Three StoogesFox
Where Do We Go Now poster28 JuneWhere Do We Go Now?HopscotchReview
Ice Age: Continental Drift poster28 JuneIce Age: Continental DriftFoxTrailer | Review
Painted Skin: The Resurrection poster28 JunePainted Skin: The ResurrectionChina LionTrailer
Polisse poster28 JunePolisseCuriousReview
Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D poster2 JulyKaty Perry: Part of Me (3D)ParamountTrailer | Review
The Amazing Spider-man (2012) poster4 July

(July 2 in QLD & NT)
The Amazing Spider-manSonyTrailer | Review
Ted poster (Seth McFarlane)5 JulyTedUniversalTrailer | Review
Hysteria poster12 JulyHysteriaHopscotchTrailer | Review
The King is Dead poster - Rolf De Heer12 JulyThe King Is DeadPInnacleReview
Not Suitable for Children poster12 JulyNot Suitable For ChildrenIconTrailer | Review
You Instead poster12 JulyYou InsteadHopscotch
The Dark Knight Rises - A Fire Will Rise - International Poster19 JulyThe Dark Knight RisesRoadshow Trailer | Review
The Door poster (AU/NZ)19 JulyThe DoorRialtoReview
And If We All Lived Together poster26 JulyAnd If We All Lived Together?MadmanReview
Magic Mike poster - Australia26 JulyMagic MikeRoadshowTrailer | Review
In Darkness poster26 JulyIn DarknessRoadshow
LOL movie poster26 July LOLRoadshow
Starry Starry Night poster26 JulyStarry Starry NightChina Lion
Beauty (Oliver Hermanus) poster2 AugustBeautyPalaceReview
Cosmopolis poster2 AugustCosmopolisIconTrailer | Review
Jo Nesbo's Jackpot poster2 AugustJo Nesbo's JackpotRialto
Step Up 4Ever 3D poster2 AugustStep Up 4: Miami Heat (3D)Universal
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter poster2 AugustAbraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterFoxTrailer | Review
Will Ferrell - The Campaign poster9 AugustThe CampaignRoadshowTrailer | Review
The Sapphires poster9 AugustThe SapphiresHopscotchTrailer | Review
Storm Surfers poster14 AugustStorm Surfers 3DMadman
The Bourne Legacy poster16 AugustThe Bourne LegacyUniversalTrailer | Review
Bernie poster16 AugustBernieMadmanReview
My America poster16 AugustMy AmericaRialto
Tortoise in Love poster16 AugustTortoise In LoveRialto
Bully poster23 AugustBullyRoadshowReview
Hope Springs poster23 AugustHope SpringsRoadshow
Holy Motors poster23 AugustHoly MotorsIconReview
Lan Kwai Fong 2 poster23 AugustLan Kwai Fong 2Dream Movie
Seeking A Friend At the End of the World23 AugustSeeking A Friend For the End of the WorldRoadshow
Total Recall (2012) poster23 AugustTotal RecallSonyTrailer | Review
The Bullet Vanishes poster30 AugustThe Bullet VanishesChina LionTrailer | Review
Chinese Takeaway poster - Australia30 AugustChinese Take-Away (Un Cuento Chino)RialtoReview
Finding Nemo poster30 AugustFinding Nemo (3D)DisneyReview
LOVE theatrical poster30 AugustLoveRegencyTrailer | Review
Moonrise Kingdom poster30 AugustMoonrise KingdomUniversalTrailer | Review
The Expendables 2 poster30 AugustThe Expendables 2RoadshowTrailer | Review
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS poster6 September (Melbourne - Cinema Nova)

13 September (Sydney)
Damsels in Distress
Hit and Run poster6 SeptemberHit & RunPInnacleReview
Kath & Kimderella poster - Kath and Kim6 SeptemberKath & KimderellaRoadshowReview
Killer Joe poster - Ignition Print6 SeptemberKiller Joe (Dendy Exclusive)RoadshowReview
Monsieur Lazhar poster6 SeptemberMonsieur LazharPalaceReview
Your Sisters Sister poster6 SeptemberYour Sister's SisterMadmanReview
Beasts of the Southern Wild poster13 SeptemberBeasts of the Southern WildIconReview
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted poster - International poster13 SeptemberMadagascar 3: Europe’s Most WantedParamountTrailer | Review
The Watch poster13 SeptemberThe WatchFoxTrailer | Review
Resident Evil: Retribution poster - International13 SeptemberResident Evil: RetributionSonyTrailer
Six Plots image13 September6 PlotsRialto
Bait 3D poster - Australia20 SeptemberBait 3DParamountTrailer
Hotel Transylvania Poster20 SeptemberHotel Transylvania (3D) Sony
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days20 SeptemberDiary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysFox
Nobel's Last Will poster20 SeptemberLast WillRialto
Lore poster - Cate Shortland20 SeptemberLoreTransmission
Ruby Sparks poster - Australia20 SeptemberRuby SparksFox
Secret of the Wings poster20 SeptemberSecret of the WingsDisneyTrailer
Looper poster27 SeptemberLooperRoadshowTrailer
Tai Chi Zero poster27 SeptemberTai Chi ZeroIcon
On the Road poster27 SeptemberOn the RoadIconTrailer | Review
I Wish poster4 OctoberI WishRialtoReview
Mental film poster4 OctoberMentalUniversal
Searching for Sugar Man4 OctoberSearching for Sugar ManMadman
TAKEN 2 - Liam Neeson4 OctoberTaken 2FoxTrailer
Killing Them Softly poster11 OctoberKilling Them SoftlyHoytsTrailer
Tom Hardy - Lawless poster11 OctoberLawlessRoadshowTrailer
Shadow Dancer poster11 OctoberShadow DancerPotential Films
The Wedding Party poster11 OctoberThe Wedding PartyLabelTrailer | Review
The Words poster - Bradley Cooper11 OctoberThe WordsBecker Film GroupTrailer
Arbitrage poster18 OctoberArbitageMadman
The Big Wedding poster18 OctoberThe Big WeddingRoadshow
Paranormal Activity 4 - Teaser Poster Australia18 OctoberParanormal Activity 4ParamountTrailer
Safety Not Guaranteed poster18 OctoberSafety Not GuaranteedRialtoTrailer | Review
Savages poster - Oliver Stone18 OctoberSavagesUniversalTrailer
To Rome with Love poster18 OctoberTo Rome with LoveHopscotchTrailer
Wuthering Heights movie poster18 OctoberWuthering HeightsTransmissionTrailer
Argo poster25 OctoberArgoRoadshowTrailer
Dredd (2012) poster25 OctoberDredd (3D)Icon
Frankenweenie poster25 OctoberFrankenweenieDisneyTrailer
The Intouchables poster25 OctoberThe IntouchablesRoadshow
The Apparition - International poster25 OctoberThe ApparitionRoadshowTrailer
Sparkle poster25 OctoberSparkleSony
Tai Chi Zero poster26 OctoberTai Chi HeroIcon
End of Watch poster1 NovemberEnd of WatchRoadshow
The Expatriate poster1 NovemberThe ExpatriatePInnacle
The Giants poster1 NovemberThe GiantsPalace
Last Dance poster1 NovemberLast DanceBecker Film Group
360 poster - US8 November360Madman
I, Alex Cross poster8 NovemberAlex CrossHoytsTrailer
House at the End of the Street poster8 NovemberHouse At the End of the StreetRoadshow
The Master - Poster 28 NovemberThe MasterRoadshowTrailer
Premium Rush poster8 NovemberPremium RushSony
The Sessions poster8 NovemberThe SessionsFoxTrailer
The Angels' Share poster15 NovemberThe Angels' ShareVendetta FilmsReview
Robot and Frank poster15 NovemberRobot and FrankSonyTrailer
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Teaser poster15 NovemberThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2HoytsTeaser
The Babymakers poster22 NovemberThe BabymakersPInnacle
Electrick Children poster22 NovemberElectrick ChildrenRialto
Skyfall poster official22 NovemberSkyfallSonyTrailer
RED DAWN (2012) poster29 NovemberRed DawnRoadshowTrailer
Trouble with the Curve Poster6 DecemberThe Trouble With the CurveRoadshowTrailer
Fun Size poster6 DecemberFun SizeParamount
LOVE STORY poster6 DecemberLove StorySharmill Films
Pitch Perfect poster6 DecemberPitch PerfectUniversal
Paris-Manhattan movie poster13 DecemberParis-ManhattanPalace
Rise of the Guardians13 DecemberRise of the GuardiansParamountTrailer
The Guillotines 3D poster20 DecemberThe Guillotines 3DIcon
Liberal Arts movie poster26 DecemberLiberal ArtsIconReview
Les Miserables film poster (2012 movie)26 DecemberLes MiserablesUniversalTrailer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey poster26 DecemberThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (3D)RoadshowTrailer
Wreck-It Ralph Teaser poster26 DecemberWreck-It RalphDisneyTrailer
20th Century Fox logo26 DecemberParental GuidanceFox
Sightseers poster26 DecemberSightseersRialto
Paramount Pictures 100th Anniversary Logo26 DecemberQuartetParamount