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Table 1.6 outlines the number of films released in the UK in 2013 by the number of sites at the widest point of release (WPR). A total of 181 releases were shown at 100 sites or more (26% of all films released), while 243 films were shown at fewer than 10 sites (35%). Nearly three quarters of all films released in the UK were shown at fewer than 100 sites. Table 1.6 Number of releases and median box office gross by number of sites at widest point of release, 2013 Number of sites at WPR 16 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Number of releases % of releases Median box office (£) Minimum box office (£) Maximum box office (£) >=500 31 4.4 15,276,000 1,941,000 47,475,000 400 – 499 53 7.6 5,477,000 1,025,000 25,275,000 300 – 399 42 6.0 2,122,000 483,000 8,757,000 200 – 299 19 2.7 887,000 203,000 3,524,000 100 – 199 36 5.2 259,000 31,000 2,182,000 50 – 99 64 9.2 194,000 4,000 2,711,000 10 – 49 210 30.1 37,000 1,000 406,000 <10 243 34.8 4,000 <1,000 94,000 Total 698 100.0 38,000 <1,000 47,475,000 Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis Notes: Median, minimum and maximum box office values rounded to nearest £1,000. Figure 1.5 shows the median box office by number of sites at widest point of release for all films, UK films and UK independent films. The median for all films is higher than for the other two categories for titles released at 400 or more sites and for titles released at 200-299 sites. For the highest WPR band the median box office for UK films was around £0.3 million lower than the median for all films, but £3.7 million higher than for UK independent films. The UK films which achieve a wide release are mainly higher budget titles made in cooperation with the major US studios, and which are heavily promoted. Films in this category in 2013 included Les Misérables, Gravity and Thor: The Dark World. In the 300-399 WPR band, the median box office for UK films was £0.18 million higher than for all films and £0.23 million higher than for UK independent films. In the other WPR bands the median values of box office takings were similar for all categories, though for films released at 100-199 sites the median box office for UK independent films was slightly higher than for the other two categories. Figure 1.5 Median box office gross by number of sites at widest point of release for all films, UK films and UK independent films, 2013 Number of sites at WPR All films 7.84 2.12 0.89 0.26 0.05 <0.01 UK films 7.48 2.30 0.40 0.28 0.04 <0.01 UK independent films 3.76 2.07 0.40 0.31 0.03 <0.01 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Source: BFI, RSU >=400 300-399 200-299 100-199 10-99 <10 £ million


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