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Classic titles, in particular classic family films, also remain popular video purchases, due in part to theatrical re-releases or other events associated with the films. Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc both had 3D theatrical re-releases and both sold well on video in 2013. In addition to Amélie, discussed above, other theatrical re-releases which sold well on video include Chinatown, Dial M for Murder and Gone with the Wind. Some classic titles achieve significant sales on video without the help of a theatrical re-release. In 2013, such titles included E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, The Jungle Book and The Sound of Music. 11.2 Film in the video rental market There were 62 million rental transactions of all categories of physical video in 2013, with a total value of £197 million, including over-the-counter and online rentals. Film on video rentals in the UK in 2013 totalled 53 million, with an average value of £3.13. Online renting of physical discs (with postal delivery) accounted for 74% of rental transactions of all categories of video, and 69% of film on video rental transactions. The number of feature film rental transactions in 2013 fell by 32% compared with 2012’s 78 million, and the value of the physical rental market fell from £229 million in 2012 to £166 million in 2013. The peak value of the physical rental market was £494 million in both 2001 and 2002, and the current value of the market is one third of that (Figure 11.5). The decrease in the market’s value is due mainly to the rapid decline of the over-the-counter rental market in the face of competition from multi-channel television, rental downloads and the availability and low cost of retail physical and digital videos. Figure 11.5 Film on video rental market, 2001-2013 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 128 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Million Transactions (million) 198 183 160 159 133 110 92 88 89 84 86 78 53 Value (£ million) 494 494 462 476 389 327 280 265 263 253 246 229 166 Source: IHS, BVA


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