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17.3 Productions by genre, 2011-2013 Table 17.3 and Figure 17.3 show a breakdown of production by genre for the years 2011-2013. Drama and documentaries accounted for the highest proportion of films, 19% each, but only 9% and 2% of the UK spend. These genres were followed by comedy and thriller which accounted for 15% and 14% of films respectively, and 10% and 8% of UK spend. The biggest spending genre was action, which accounted for 28% of spend, but only 5% of films. Table 17.3 Genre of production in the UK, 2011-2013 (ranked by UK spend) Genre 184 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Number of films % of total films Budget (£ million) % of total budget UK spend (£ million) % of total UK spend Action 48 5.3 1,611.4 30.7 941.4 27.8 Fantasy 13 1.4 678.2 12.9 472.3 14.0 Comedy 136 14.9 432.2 8.2 346.3 10.2 Drama 169 18.5 517.7 9.8 294.2 8.7 Thriller 126 13.8 452.2 8.6 283.3 8.4 Sci-fi 26 2.9 312.5 5.9 265.2 7.8 Horror 81 8.9 295.8 5.6 203.2 6.0 Adventure 14 1.5 242.0 4.6 122.2 3.6 Music/dance 8 0.9 113.6 2.2 100.8 3.0 Biopic 17 1.9 141.1 2.7 94.1 2.8 Documentary 172 18.9 102.4 1.9 65.1 1.9 War 8 0.9 106.0 2.0 57.9 1.7 Family 6 0.7 75.4 1.4 45.4 1.3 Romance 27 3.0 66.7 1.3 36.8 1.1 Crime 41 4.5 39.1 0.7 34.8 1.0 Animation 7 0.8 54.5 1.0 13.8 0.4 Western 4 0.4 13.3 0.3 4.4 0.1 Mystery 9 1.0 2.6 0.0 2.6 0.1 Total 912 100.0 5,256.7 100.0 3,383.8 100.0 Source: BFI Notes: The data have been presented for a three-year period to show as many genres as possible without disclosing the budgets of individual films. These figures do not include VFX-only films. Percentages may not sum to sum to totals due to rounding.


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