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Chapter 6: UK Films internationally – 63 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Table 6.3 Top 10 UK independent films worldwide, 2013 Title Country of origin Worldwide gross (US$ million) 1 Red 2 UK/USA# 142 2 Philomena UK 89 3 Rush UK/Ger/USA# 88 4 Quartet UK 58 5 I Give It a Year UK/Fra/Ger 28 6 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom UK/SA 27 7 Diana UK/Bel/Fra 22 8 Song for Marion UK 10 9 Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa UK 10 10 Sunshine on Leith UK 7 Total 483 Source: BFI RSU Notes: Worldwide gross includes the UK and Republic of Ireland. Table based on gross box office revenue in the 2013 calendar year. Figures may not sum to total due to rounding. # Red 2 and Rush were made with independent (non-studio) US support. 6.2 UK films in North America Table 6.4 shows the countries of origin of films released in the USA and Canada in 2013. The UK share of the gross box office was 11.9% (16.2% in 2012) with UK films representing 8% of releases in the North American market (9% in 2012). The total revenue from these films stood at $1,292 million, down from $1,737 million in 2012. UK independent films grossed $150 million, a 1.4% share from 6% of releases (41 films). Table 6.4 Country of origin of films released in the USA and Canada, 2013 Country of origin Number of releases % of releases Box office (US$ million) Box office share (%) UK independent films 41 6 150 1.4 UK studio-backed films* 14 2 1,143 10.5 UK films total 55 8 1,292 11.9 USA 396 60 9,354 86.1 Rest of the world 213 32 212 2.0 Total 664 100 10,859 100.0 Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis Notes: Figures may not sum to totals/sub-totals due to rounding. * ‘Studio-backed’ means backed by one of the major US film studios. As with the share of the global market, the market share for UK films in North America has fluctuated greatly over the last 12 years depending on the performance of a very small number of titles (Table 6.5). The overall UK share in 2013 decreased by more than four percentage points compared with 2012 and was the lowest since 2009, but the share of UK independent films decreased only very slightly from 1.5% in 2012 to 1.4%.


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