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Table 11.1 shows the top selling films on video in 2013. At the top of the list is Skyfall, which was the highest grossing film at the UK box office in 2012. In second place is another successful 2012 release, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, with Les Misérables in third place. Five of the top 10 selling films on video were titles released theatrically in 2013, and the other five (Skyfall and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, as mentioned above, plus The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Taken 2 and Life of Pi) were released in 2012. None of the 2012 theatrical releases appeared in the top 10 selling films on video in 2012. Skyfall was also the highest selling film on Blu-ray disc in 2013, followed by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Star Trek Into Darkness. Table 11.1 Top 10 best selling films on physical video formats, 2013   Title 124 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Country of origin Distributor 1 Skyfall UK/USA 20th Century Fox 2 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey USA/NZ Warner Bros 3 Les Misérables UK/USA Universal 4 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 USA eOne Films 5 Star Trek Into Darkness USA Paramount 6 Django Unchained USA Sony Pictures 7 Taken 2 Fra 20th Century Fox 8 Life of Pi USA/Can 20th Century Fox 9 Iron Man 3 USA/China Walt Disney 10 Man of Steel USA/Can Warner Bros Source: Official Charts Company, BVA Action/adventure was the highest selling genre of films sold on video in 2012, accounting for 25% of the market (21% in 2012) as Figure 11.4 shows. Comedy was the next most popular with 22% of all sales, followed by drama with 16%. In 2012, comedy was the highest selling genre with a 21% share with action/adventure second. (It should be noted that these categories, as defined by the BVA, differ from the genre categories assigned to the theatrical market by the BFI Research and Statistics Unit in Chapter 4.)


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