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Table 1.9 shows the percentages of UK film releases by box office band from 2007 to 2013. In 2013, 79% of UK films earned less than £1 million at the box office. This is similar to the percentages for 2009, 2010 and 2012 but higher than in 2007, 2008 and 2011. The two UK films which earned £30 million or more in 2013 equate to 1.4% of all UK releases in that year. This is similar to the percentage of UK films which earned more than £30 million in 2012, but lower than the 3.1% seen in 2011, and the third lowest of the sevenyear period. The percentage of UK films earning between £20 and £30 million in 2013, at 1.4%, was the lowest since 2010, but higher than in 2008 to 2010, and the 5% of UK films in 2013 which earned £10 million or more at the box office was the same as in 2012 but down from 2010 and 2011. Chapter 1: The box office – 19 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Table 1.8 UK and non-UK releases by box office band, 2013 Box office gross (£ million) Non-UK releases UK releases Number % releases Number % releases >=30 6 1.1 2 1.4 20 – 29.99 4 0.7 2 1.4 10 – 19.99 17 3.0 3 2.2 5 – 9.99 20 3.6 8 5.8 1 – 4.99 56 10.0 14 10.1 0.1 – 0.99 112 20.0 21 15.1 <0.1 344 61.5 89 64.0 Total 559 100.0 139 100.0 Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis Note: Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding. Table 1.9 UK releases by box office band, 2007-2013 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Box office gross (£ million) No. % releases No. % releases No. % releases No. % releases No. % releases No. % releases No. % releases >=30 1 0.9 3 2.7 2 1.8 2 1.7 4 3.1 2 1.2 2 1.4 20 – 29.99 4 3.7 0 0.0 1 0.9 1 0.8 3 2.4 3 1.9 2 1.4 10 – 19.99 4 3.7 2 1.8 0 0.0 6 5.0 4 3.1 3 1.9 3 2.2 5 – 9.99 6 5.5 6 5.4 6 5.3 3 2.5 6 4.7 7 4.3 8 5.8 1 – 4.99 12 11.0 17 15.3 14 12.3 10 8.4 16 12.6 13 8.0 14 10.1 0.1 – 0.99 28 25.7 23 20.7 21 18.4 20 16.8 24 18.9 32 19.8 21 15.1 <0.1 54 49.5 60 54.1 70 61.4 77 64.7 70 55.1 102 63.0 89 64.0 Total 109 100.0 111 100.0 114 100.0 119 100.0 127 100.0 162 100.0 139 100.0 Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis Note: Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding. 1.5 Length of release In section 1.3 we looked at width of release, but also of interest is the length of time a film is on release. Looking at country of origin, the films which stay in cinemas longest, on average, are the films produced in the UK but made in collaboration with the major US studios (with a median length of release of 17.5 weeks), followed by films produced in the USA (12 weeks). Indian films have the shortest releases on average, with a median of three weeks (Table 1.10). At 23 weeks, the longest running studio-backed UK film in 2013 was Les Misérables and the longest running USA-only film was The Croods (49 weeks to 23 February 2014). Despicable Me 2, the highest grossing film of 2013 had been on release for 35 weeks to 23 February 2014. At eight weeks, the median length of release for UK independent films was lower than for both UK studio-backed films and USA-only films, but some UK independent films did receive much longer releases. Quartet, the third highest grossing UK independent film of 2013, and Le Week-End, at 21 weeks, had the longest releases in the category. The two top grossing UK independent films of 2013, Philomena and Rush, were on release for 19 and 17 weeks respectively.


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