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Chapter 4: Genre and classification – 37 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Table 4.3 shows box office revenues per site by genre, which gives a good indication of performance in the market while controlling for the size of release. Adventure tops this list, largely due to the success of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Oz the Great and Powerful, and animation, which included the top 10 hits Despicable Me 2, Frozen, Monsters University and The Croods, is second. Comedy, which had the greatest number of releases and took the third largest slice of overall box office, is much lower placed when the average box office per site is taken into account, indicating that a large number of comedy releases fail to make a mark with audiences. Table 4.3 Films released in the UK and Republic of Ireland by genre, 2013 (ranked by average box office gross per site) Genre Average box office per site Gross box office (£ million) Total sites Adventure 28,816 57.7 2,004 Animation 27,383 246.6 9,004 Music/dance 26,310 48.6 1,846 Fantasy 23,639 59.5 2,516 Sci-fi 23,024 87.4 3,796 Action 22,239 215.4 9,685 Western 20,732 20.4 982 Crime 11,186 48.6 4,346 Horror 10,708 57.5 5,367 Comedy 10,103 158.2 15,663 Drama 9,478 59.7 6,296 Biopic 9,461 40.2 4,252 Romance 6,895 13.9 2,014 Documentary 6,052 10.7 1,776 Thriller 5,127 29.1 5,667 War 4,846 0.3 70 All genres 15,325 1,153.7 75,284 Source: Rentrak, BBFC, IMDb, BFI RSU analysis Notes: Total sites = number of releases multiplied by average number of sites at widest point of release. Figures as at 23 February 2014.


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