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Chapter 5 Specialised films Specialised films are a vital part of our film culture and offer audiences an experience of cinema that is very different from mainstream commercial fare. In 2013, they made up nearly two thirds of films released in the UK and grossed nearly £110 million. FACTS IN FOCUS: 446 specialised films were released in the UK in 2013 (64% of total films released) earning £109.7 million (9.5% of the total box office). Films in 32 different languages (including English and Welsh) were released in the UK in 2013. 279 foreign language films made up 40% of total releases, but shared just 2% of the UK box office. Hindi was the top non-English language at the UK box office and the highest earning foreign language film was Dhoom: 3 (in Hindi) which grossed nearly £3 million. 89 documentary films were released, accounting for 13% of releases and just under 1% of the total box office. There were 42 specialised re-releases (6% of the total), accounting for 0.1% of the total box office.


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