2.3 The top 20 UK independent films The top 20 UK independent films, shown in Table 2.3, had a combined gross of £71 million, which was 6% of the total UK box office (slightly lower than the 8% seen in 2012). Just under 30% of this total was earned by the top two independent releases, Philomena and Rush, each of which grossed over £10 million. Comedy was the top earning genre in the top 20 list of UK independent titles, generating £21 million from five releases. There were also five biopics in the list, which earned a combined box office gross of £16 million. The list includes one documentary – The Stone Roses: Made of Stone – and one animation – Moshi Monsters: The Movie. Table 2.3 Box office results for the top 20 UK independent films released in the UK and Republic of Ireland, 2013 Title 24 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Country of origin Box office gross (£ million) Distributor 1 Philomena* UK 11.1 Pathé 2 Rush UK/Ger/USA# 10.1 StudioCanal 3 Quartet UK 8.6 eOne Films 4 I Give It a Year UK/Fra/Ger 6.2 StudioCanal 5 Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa UK 6.2 StudioCanal 6 Sunshine on Leith UK 4.6 Entertainment 7 Filth UK/Ger/USA/Bel# 3.9 Lionsgate 8 Red 2 UK/USA# 2.9 eOne Films 9 The Harry Hill Movie* UK 2.5 Entertainment 10 All Stars UK/Ger 2.5 Vertigo Films 11 One Chance UK 2.5 Entertainment 12 Song for Marion UK 2.1 eOne Films 13 Diana UK/Bel/Fra 1.9 eOne Films 14 Moshi Monsters: The Movie* UK 1.7 Universal 15 Le Week-End* UK/Fra 1.5 Curzon Film World 16 Welcome to the Punch UK 1.2 eOne Films 17 Summer in February UK 0.5 Metrodome 18 The Stone Roses: Made of Stone UK 0.5 Picturehouse 19 How I Live Now UK 0.5 eOne Films 20 The Look of Love UK 0.5 StudioCanal Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis Notes: Box office gross = cumulative total up to 23 February 2014. * Film still on release on 23 February 2014. # Rush, Filth and Red 2 were made with independent (non-studio) US support.
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