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Table 5.6 shows the top 10 film releases of 2013 whose principal language is Hindi. At the top of the list is action sequel Dhoom: 3, which was the highest grossing foreign language film of 2013, with box office takings of nearly £3 million. In second place is Chennai Express, which also took more than £2 million, and third is Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, which took more than £1 million. Table 5.6 Top 10 Hindi language films released in the UK and Republic of Ireland, 2013 Title 56 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Country of origin UK box office total (£ million) Distributor 1 Dhoom: 3 India 2.71 Yash Raj Films 2 Chennai Express India 2.18 UTV Motion Pictures 3 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani India 1.07 Eros International 4 Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela India 0.93 Eros International 5 Race 2 India 0.91 UTV Motion Pictures 6 Krrish 3 India 0.83 Eros International 7 Besharam India 0.40 Reliance Entertainment 8 Boss India 0.32 Tip Top Entertainment 9 Bhaag Milkha Bhaag India 0.26 Reliance Entertainment 10 Special 26 India 0.24 Tip Top Entertainment Source: Rentrak, BBFC, IMDb, BFI RSU analysis Note: Figures as at 23 February 2014. Table 5.7 shows the 10 highest grossing non-English language films since 2001. The top film is The Passion of the Christ (£11.1 million), followed by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (£9.4 million). There are three Mandarin and three Spanish language films in the top 10, but only one French language title. The top Hindi language release of 2013, Dhoom: 3 becomes the first Indian film to appear in the list, and is the first new entry to the top 10 since 2007. Table 5.7 Top 10 non-English language films, 2001-2013 Title Language UK box office total (£ million) Distributor Year of release 1 The Passion of the Christ Aramaic/Latin/Hebrew 11.08 Icon 2004 2 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Mandarin 9.37 Sony Pictures 2001 3 Amélie French/Russian 5.01 Momentum 2001 4 Apocalypto Mayan 4.11 Icon 2007 5 Hero Mandarin 3.82 Walt Disney 2004 6 House of Flying Daggers Mandarin 3.78 Pathé 2004 7 Volver Spanish 2.88 Pathé 2006 8 The Motorcycle Diaries Spanish 2.75 Pathé 2004 9 Pan’s Labyrinth Spanish 2.72 Optimum 2006 10 Dhoom: 3 Hindi 2.71 Yash Raj Films 2013 Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis


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