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Chapter 4: Genre and classification – 39 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Table 4.5 UK independent films released in the UK and Republic of Ireland by genre, 2013 (ranked by gross box office) Genre Number of releases % of all releases Gross box office (£ million) % of total box office Top performing title Comedy 24 19.5 21.5 28.1 Quartet Biopic 6 4.9 16.8 21.9 Philomena Action 6 4.9 13.2 17.3 Rush Music/dance 3 2.4 7.1 9.3 Sunshine on Leith Romance 3 2.4 6.2 8.1 I Give It a Year Crime 7 5.7 4.4 5.7 Filth Thriller 14 11.4 2.1 2.7 Welcome to the Punch Animation 5 4.1 1.9 2.5 Moshi Monsters: The Movie Drama 17 13.8 1.3 1.7 Hyde Park on Hudson Documentary 31 25.2 1.3 1.7 The Stone Roses: Made of Stone Adventure 1 0.8 0.5 0.6 How I Live Now Horror 6 4.9 0.2 0.3 Citadel Total 123 100.0 76.6 100.0 Source: Rentrak, BBFC, IMDb, BFI RSU analysis Notes: Percentages/figures may not sum to totals due to rounding. Figures as at 23 February 2014. Looking at UK films and UK independent films released in 2013, we see mainly similar rankings to those for all films in terms of percentages of releases by genre, but differences in the share of box office by genre (Figures 4.1 and 4.2). Comedy, drama and documentary are the genres with most releases for all three categories, but UK films and UK independent films had higher proportions of documentaries compared with all films, and all films had a higher proportion of dramas compared with the other two categories. However, when looking at box office by genre, there are notable differences between the three categories. For all films animation was the highest earning genre (21%), whereas for UK films action was the top genre (25% of the total box office for UK films) and for UK independent films comedy earned the most (28% of total box office). The second and third highest earning genres for all films were action (19% of total box office) and comedy (14%) and for UK films the second and third ranked genres were music/ dance (19%) and comedy (15%). For UK independent films the second highest earning genre was biopic with 22% of the total box office for this category and the third genre was action with 17% of the box office total (Tables 4.1, 4.4 and 4.5).


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