4.2.2 Top films by classification Table 4.10 shows the top 10 ‘U’ classified films at the box office in the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2013. Animation films are traditionally aimed at the youngest audiences, and every one of the top 10 ‘U’ classified films was an animation. All 10 films were shown in both 3D and 2D, compared with six in 2012. Overall, for the 10 films, 28% of the box office was taken from 3D screens. Walking with Dinosaurs, at 69%, generated the highest percentage of total box office from 3D screenings, while Planes made the lowest percentage (12%). Table 4.10 Top 10 ‘U’ classified films, 2013 Title 46 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Country of origin Gross box office (£ million) Distributor Genre Despicable Me 2* USA 47.5 Universal Animation Monsters University* USA 30.7 Walt Disney Animation The Croods* USA 26.8 20th Century Fox Animation Epic USA 13.8 20th Century Fox Animation Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2* USA 12.5 Sony Pictures Animation The Smurfs 2 USA 12.4 Sony Pictures Animation Turbo* USA 11.9 20th Century Fox Animation Planes USA 9.0 Walt Disney Animation Walking with Dinosaurs* USA/Ind 6.0 20th Century Fox Animation Justin and the Knights of Valour* Spa 3.2 eOne Films Animation Source: Rentrak, BBFC, IMDb, BFI RSU analysis Note: Figures as at 23 February 2014. * Film still on release on 23 February 2014. Eight different genres are represented in the top 10 performing ‘PG’ classified films in 2013 (Table 4.11). The top five films were shown in both 3D and 2D. One Direction: This Is Us, at 67%, made the highest percentage of its total gross from 3D screenings, and Frozen, with 23%, made the lowest percentage. Three UK films appear in the list of the top 10 ‘PG’ classified films. There were none in 2012. Table 4.11 Top 10 ‘PG’ classified films, 2013 Title Country of origin Gross box office (£ million) Distributor Genre Frozen* USA 38.6 Walt Disney Animation Wreck-It Ralph USA 23.8 Walt Disney Animation Oz the Great and Powerful USA 15.3 Walt Disney Adventure One Direction: This Is Us UK/USA 8.0 Sony Pictures Documentary Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters USA 7.3 20th Century Fox Fantasy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty* USA 6.7 20th Century Fox Comedy Blue Jasmine* USA 5.2 Warner Bros Drama Sunshine on Leith UK 4.6 Entertainment Music/dance Saving Mr. Banks* USA 4.4 Walt Disney Biopic The Harry Hill Movie* UK 2.5 Entertainment Comedy Source: Rentrak, BBFC, IMDb, BFI RSU analysis Note: Figures as at 23 February 2014. * Film still on release on 23 February 2014.
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