Chapter 1 The box office In 2013, UK box office revenues exceeded £1 billion for the third year in succession, and admissions at 165.5 million, although lower than in 2012, maintained the flat trend which has been apparent since 2002. FACTS IN FOCUS UK box office receipts in 2013 were £1,083 million, down 1% on 2012. UK cinema admissions reached 165.5 million, down 4% on 2012. 698 films were released for a week or more in the UK and Republic of Ireland. UK films, including co-productions, accounted for 20% of releases and 22% of the market by value. The box office share of UK independent films was 7%. The top 100 films earned 91% of the gross box office, very similar to 2012’s 92%. 46 3D films were released in 2013, up from 43 in 2012; their 3D takings accounted for 18% of UK and Republic of Ireland box office revenues, the same as in 2012. UK films made with the backing of major US studios spent longer than other films, on average, in UK cinemas in 2013.
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