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Films classified as ‘18’ generally appeal to a narrower audience than other classifications, due to their strong content. The most popular genres of the top 10 titles in this category in 2013 were horror and crime, with four and three titles respectively (Table 4.14). In recent years, some ‘18’ classified films, such as Brüno and Inglourious Basterds in 2009 and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2011, have broken the £10 million barrier, but it is unusual for ‘18’ films to take so much at the box office. However, in 2013, Django Unchained grossed more than £15 million. Two UK films were in the top 10 ‘18’ films in 2013, one fewer than in 2012. Table 4.14 Top 10 ‘18’ classified films, 2013 Title 48 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Country of origin Gross box office (£ million) Distributor Genre Django Unchained USA 15.7 Sony Pictures Western Filth UK 3.9 Lionsgate Crime Evil Dead USA 3.4 StudioCanal Horror Texas Chainsaw 3D USA 2.0 Lionsgate Horror The Counsellor UK/USA 1.9 20th Century Fox Thriller Only God Forgives Fra/Thai/USA 1.3 Lionsgate Crime You’re Next USA 1.2 Lionsgate Horror Stoker USA 0.9 20th Century Fox Horror Spring Breakers USA 0.9 Vertigo Films Crime Don Jon USA 0.8 Warner Bros Comedy Source: Rentrak, BBFC, IMDb, BFI RSU analysis Note: Figures as at 23 February 2014. * Film still on release on 23 February 2014. i • For more on cinema admissions and box office in 2013 see Chapter 1 (page 10) • For more on the top foreign language films of the last 12 years see Chapter 5 (page 49) • For more on cinema audiences see Chapter 15 (page 157) • For more on film classification in the UK see www.bbfc.org.uk Image: The Great Beauty courtesy of Artificial Eye


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