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Chapter 3: Top films of all time at the UK box office – 33 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Table 3.4 Top 20 independent UK films at the UK box office, 1989-2013 Title Country of origin UK box office total (£ million) Distributor Year of release 1 The King’s Speech UK 45.7 Momentum 2011 2 The Inbetweeners Movie UK 45.0 Entertainment 2011 3 Slumdog Millionaire UK 31.7 Pathé 2009 4 Four Weddings and a Funeral UK 27.8 Carlton 1994 5 The Woman in Black UK/USA/Swe# 21.3 Momentum 2012 6 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel UK/USA/Ind# 20.4 20th Century Fox 2012 7 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy UK/Fra/Ger 14.2 StudioCanal 2011 8 Trainspotting UK 12.4 PolyGram 1996 9 St Trinian’s UK 12.3 Entertainment 2007 10 Gosford Park UK/USA# 12.3 Entertainment 2002 11 StreetDance 3D UK/Ger/Ita 11.8 Vertigo Films 2010 12 Kick-Ass UK/USA# 11.8 Universal 2010 13 Bend it Like Beckham UK/Ger 11.6 Lionsgate 2002 14 Philomena* UK 11.1 Pathé 2013 15 Run, Fat Boy, Run UK/USA# 11.0 Entertainment 2007 16 Kevin and Perry Go Large UK 10.5 Icon 2000 17 East is East UK 10.4 Film Four 1999 18 Rush UK/Ger/USA# 10.1 StudioCanal 2013 19 The Iron Lady UK 9.9 Pathé 2012 20 The Queen UK/Fra/Ita 9.4 Pathé 2006 Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis Notes: Figures have not been inflation adjusted. Box office gross = cumulative total up to 23 February 2014. * Film still on release on 23 February 2014. # The Woman in Black, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Gosford Park, Kick-Ass, Run, Fat Boy, Run and Rush were made with independent (non-studio) US support. i • For more on the top films at the UK box office in 2013 see Chapter 2 (page 21) • For more on UK talent see Chapter 7 (page 71) • For information on the deflators used to calculate inflation adjusted box office takings see www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/data_gdp_index.htm


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