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Chapter 5: Specialised films – 55 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Table 5.4 Language of releases in the UK and Republic of Ireland, 2013 (ranked by number of releases) Main language Number of releases % of releases Gross box office (£ million) % of gross box office Average sites at widest point of release English and English with others* 418 59.9 1,128.9 97.8 168 European other than English** 108 15.5 6.9 0.6 13 South Asian subcontinent 125 17.9 16.1 1.4 23 Other international 29 4.2 1.1 0.1 5 Other Asian 18 2.6 0.7 0.1 14 Total 698 100.0 1,153.7 100.0 108 Source: Rentrak, BBFC, IMDb, BFI RSU analysis Notes: * See note to Table 5.2. ** Includes Welsh. Figures as at 23 February 2014. Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding. Table 5.5 shows the top 10 non-Hindi foreign language films of 2013. At number one in this list is Italian Oscar® winner, The Great Beauty, which took just under £1 million at the UK box office. This film was the fourth highest earning foreign language release in 2013 after three Hindi language titles. French occurs most often in the chart of the top 10 non-Hindi foreign language films, with three entries in the list, followed by Spanish with two. Table 5.5 Top 10 foreign language films (excluding Hindi*) released in the UK and Republic of Ireland, 2013 Title Country of origin Gross box office (£ million) Distributor Main language 1 The Great Beauty Italy 0.96 Curzon Film World Italian 2 In the House France 0.85 eOne Films French 3 I’m So Excited! Spain 0.85 Pathé Spanish 4 Blue Is the Warmest Colour France/Belgium/Spain 0.67 Curzon Film World French 5 Wadjda Saudi Arabia/Germany 0.40 Soda Pictures Arabic 6 Populaire France 0.35 eOne Films French 7 No Chile/France/USA 0.35 Network Releasing Spanish 8 Vishwaroopam India 0.31 Ayngaran Tamil 9 Lore Germany/Australia/UK 0.30 Curzon Film World German 10 Sadda Haq India 0.26 Five Rivers Promotions Punjabi Source: Rentrak BBFC, IMDb, BFI RSU analysis Notes: * For Hindi titles, see Table 5.6. Figures as at 23 February 2014.


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