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3.3 Top 20 UK qualifying films at the UK box office, 1989-2013 The list of the all time top 20 UK films is dominated by US studio-backed features but two independent films, The King’s Speech and The Inbetweeners Movie, are at numbers 16 and 17 in the list (Table 3.3). Skyfall is at number one and the two other James Bond films to star Daniel Craig both appear in the top 20. All eight Harry Potter films appear in the list, with 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in second place. 2013’s Les Misérables is the only new entry in the list, appearing in 19th place with takings of £41 million. The top 11 UK films have all earned over £50 million at the UK box office. Table 3.3 Top 20 UK qualifying films at the UK box office, 1989-2013 Title 32 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Country of origin UK box office total (£ million) Distributor Year of release 1 Skyfall UK/USA 102.9 Sony Pictures 2012 2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 UK/USA 73.1 Warner Bros 2011 3 Mamma Mia! UK/USA 68.5 Universal 2008 4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone UK/USA 66.1 Warner Bros 2001 5 The Dark Knight Rises UK/USA 56.3 Warner Bros 2012 6 Casino Royale UK/USA/Cze 55.6 Sony Pictures 2006 7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets UK/USA 54.8 Warner Bros 2002 8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 UK/USA 52.5 Warner Bros 2010 9 The Full Monty UK/USA 52.2 20th Century Fox 1997 10 Quantum of Solace UK/USA 51.2 Sony Pictures 2008 11 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince UK/USA 50.7 Warner Bros 2009 12 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix UK/USA 49.9 Warner Bros 2007 13 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire UK/USA 49.2 Warner Bros 2005 14 The Dark Knight UK/USA 49.1 Warner Bros 2008 15 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban UK/USA 46.1 Warner Bros 2004 16 The King’s Speech UK 45.7 Momentum 2011 17 The Inbetweeners Movie UK 45.0 Entertainment 2011 18 Bridget Jones’s Diary UK/USA 42.0 UIP 2001 19 Les Misérables UK/USA 40.8 Universal 2013 20 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory UK/USA 37.8 Warner Bros 2005 Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis Notes: Figures have not been inflation adjusted. Box office gross = cumulative total up to 23 February 2014. 3.4 Top 20 independent UK films at the UK box office, 1989-2013 Table 3.4 lists the top 20 all time highest earning independent (that is, made without US major studio involvement) UK titles. The two highest grossing independent British films are both 2011 releases. The King’s Speech and The Inbetweeners Movie each took more than £45 million at the UK box office, easily beating the previous record of £32 million taken by Slumdog Millionaire in 2009. Two 2013 releases appear in the list. Philomena is at number 14 with takings of £11 million (up to 23 February 2014) and Rush is at number 18 with £10 million. The top 18 UK independent films all earned more than £10 million at the UK box office, and the top six earned over £20 million each.


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