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54 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 The 30 foreign languages were spread over 279 releases in the UK and Republic of Ireland (40% of all releases, up four percentage points on 2012) which earned £25 million at the box office (Table 5.3). This represented 2.2% of the total UK gross box office for 2013. Table 5.3 Foreign language films at the UK and Republic of Ireland box office, 2002-2013 Number % of all releases Box office (£ million) % of total gross box office 2002 131 35.5 17.1 2.2 2003 147 34.7 20.4 2.5 2004 169 37.5 38.1 4.6 2005 203 43.5 26.9 3.2 2006 171 33.9 29.8 3.5 2007 170 32.9 32.3 3.5 2008 188 35.7 27.1 2.9 2009 161 32.0 25.6 2.3 2010 199 35.7 30.3 3.0 2011 180 32.3 24.4 2.2 2012 230 35.5 28.0 2.4 2013 279 40.0 24.8 2.2 Source: Rentrak, BBFC, IMDb, BFI RSU analysis Note: Figures as at 23 February 2014. Films in European languages other than English earned 0.6% of the gross box office from 15.5% of releases and South Asian subcontinent languages shared 1.4% of the box office from 17.9% of releases (Table 5.4). Taken together, foreign language films were shown on average at 17 sites at their widest point of release (down from 20 in 2012) compared with an average of 168 sites for English language releases. Table 5.2 Languages of films released, 2013 Main language Number of releases Gross box office (£ million) Box office share (%) English 360 917.1 79.5 English with others* 58 211.8 18.4 Hindi 42 13.0 1.1 French 32 2.7 0.2 Tamil 38 1.7 0.1 Spanish 12 1.5 0.1 Italian 10 1.2 0.1 Punjabi 24 1.2 0.1 German 15 0.7 0.1 Turkish 21 0.5 <0.1 Japanese 9 0.5 <0.1 Arabic 3 0.4 <0.1 Polish 8 0.3 <0.1 Malayalam 19 0.2 <0.1 Danish 2 0.2 <0.1 Indonesian 1 0.1 <0.1 Hebrew 3 0.1 <0.1 Mandarin 1 0.1 <0.1 Swedish 3 0.1 <0.1 Romanian 2 0.1 <0.1 Dutch 3 0.1 <0.1 Russian 17 0.1 <0.1 Tagalog 1 <0.1 <0.1 Icelandic 1 <0.1 <0.1 North American Indian 1 <0.1 <0.1 Korean 5 <0.1 <0.1 Farsi 1 <0.1 <0.1 Telugu 1 <0.1 <0.1 Finnish 1 <0.1 <0.1 Kurdish 1 <0.1 <0.1 Kannada 1 <0.1 <0.1 Welsh** 1 <0.1 <0.1 Portuguese 1 <0.1 <0.1 Total 698 1,153.7 100.0 Source: Rentrak, BBFC, IMDb, BFI RSU analysis Notes: * ‘English with others’ includes films whose main language was English but with extensive use of other languages, such as Captain Phillips in English and Somali. ** Welsh is a UK official language.


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