Chapter 6 UK films internationally UK qualifying films earned over 11% of global box office receipts in 2013. Fast & Furious 6 was the top earning UK film worldwide with earnings of $788 million, while Red 2 was the highest grossing independent UK title with takings of $142 million. FACTS IN FOCUS: The global theatrical market was worth almost $36 billion in 2013; UK films earned $4.1 billion (11.4%), down from $5.3 billion (15%) in 2012. Independent UK films accounted for 1.6% of the global theatrical market, at a value of just over $649 million. UK films represented 8% of releases at the North American box office (9% in 2012), and 12% of the market (down from 16% in 2012), at a value of $1,292 million. In the European Union (EU), not including the UK and Republic of Ireland, the top UK film was Fast & Furious 6 with nearly 14 million admissions. More than three million tickets were sold for Rush, the top UK independent film. Six of the top 20 UK films released in the EU (excluding the UK and Republic of Ireland) were independent titles.
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