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1.2 UK box office earnings According to CAA/Rentrak, the total UK box office for 2013 was £1,083 million, down 1% on 2012. This figure covers all box office earnings during the calendar year 2013 for films exhibited in the UK whose box office takings were tracked by Rentrak. The trends in box office takings from 2001 are shown in Table 1.4 and indicate growth of 68% in the period. Growth has continued since 2008 despite the economic downturn. Table 1.4 UK box office trends, 2001-2013 Year 14 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Box office gross (£ million) %+/- Change since 2001 % 2001 645 – – 2002 755 17.1 17.1 2003 742 -1.7 15.0 2004 770 3.8 19.4 2005 770 0.0 19.4 2006 762 -1.0 18.1 2007 821 7.7 27.3 2008 850 3.5 31.8 2009 944 11.1 46.4 2010 988 4.7 53.2 2011 1,040 5.3 61.2 2012 1,099 5.7 70.4 2013 1,083 -1.0 67.9 Source: CAA, Rentrak 1.3 Film releases and box office revenues in the UK and Republic of Ireland In 2013, 698 films (an average of more than 13 per week) were released for a week or more in the UK and Republic of Ireland, 51 more than in 2012. The 698 releases in 2013 generated £1,154 million in box office revenues, a decrease of 2% on 2012. This figure differs from the £1,083 million in section 1.2 because it includes revenues generated in 2014 by films released in 2013 and covers the Republic of Ireland as well as the UK, which distributors usually treat as a single distribution territory. The subsequent analysis in this chapter includes all titles released in 2013 and includes revenues generated in 2014 up to 23 February 2014. As can be seen in Table 1.5, the top 100 films took 91% of the box office, a very slight decrease on 2012’s figure. The remaining 598 films (86% of all releases) accounted for just 9% of gross revenues. A total of 46 films were released in the 3D format, up from 43 in 2012. The 3D takings from these releases (£207 million) accounted for 18% of the total box office, the same as in 2012. Table 1.5 Summary of results at the UK and Republic of Ireland box office, 2007-2013 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Releases 516 527 503 557 558 647 698 Combined gross (£ million) 933.8 934.5 1,126.7 1,023.6 1,134.5 1,182.4 1,153.7 Top 20 films (% of box office) 51.2 49.6 48.6 48.2 47.5 54.8 47.8 Top 50 films (% of box office) 75.7 72.4 72.9 71.9 73.7 77.3 73.7 Top 100 films (% of box office) 91.0 90.3 91.1 89.7 90.7 92.1 91.0 Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis Note: Table 1.5 and all subsequent analysis of the theatrical market includes all titles released in 2013. The combined gross reflects the territorial gross (ie including the Republic of Ireland), and includes those titles released in 2013 but also generating revenue into 2014, up to and including 23 February 2014.


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