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Chapter 18: Film, high-end television and animation productions certified as British – 199 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 18.6 Budget distribution of films with final certification, 1998-2013 Median budgets for films with final certification are shown in Figure 18.4. From 1998 to 2005 the median budget for co-productions was on a rising trend, increasing to £4.9 million. This was followed by a drop to £3.8 million in 2006-2008 then a steep rise in 2009 to £6.3 million. The sharp rise in the median budget for 2009 is likely to be partly due to the very low numbers of films certified in that year, as with low numbers the median is more susceptible to the effects of individual budgets. Median budgets fell again in 2010, 2011 and 2012 to £4.4 million, £3.8 million and £2.8 million respectively, but increased in 2013 to £3.7 million. From 1998 to 2001, the median budget of production costs test films was around £3 million. This dipped in 2002 and 2003 to around £2 million, but then rose to over £3 million in 2004 and 2005. Since then, as the number of cultural test films has increased, the median budget has gradually fallen to £1 million in 2008 and 2009 and to £0.4 million in 2012 and 2013. Figure 18.4 Median budgets of films with final certification, 1998-2013 Median budget (£ million) 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 Cultural Test/Production Costs Test 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.0 1.8 3.2 3.5 2.0 1.2 1.0 1.0 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 Co-production 2.5 3.5 3.3 3.4 4.7 3.6 4.3 4.9 4.4 4.4 3.8 6.3 4.4 3.8 2.8 3.7 Source: BFI Note: The median is the middle value, ie there are equal numbers of films above and below the median.


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