Chapter 6: UK Films internationally – 69 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 6.6 UK films in Australasia Fast & Furious 6 was the highest grossing UK film in both Australasian territories in 2013, with Thor: The Dark World second in Australia and Gravity second in New Zealand. Philomena was the top grossing UK independent film in both territories (Table 6.11). Table 6.11 UK market share in Australia and New Zealand, 2013 Territory Box office for UK films (US$ million) UK share (%) UK studio-backed films share* (%) UK independent films share (%) Top UK independent film Australia 146.5 14.6 10.8 3.8 Philomena New Zealand 22.0 18.3 12.9 5.4 Philomena Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis * ‘Studio-backed’ means backed by one of the major US film studios. Figure 6.2 shows the market share of UK films for the territories shown in Tables 6.4, 6.7, 6.9, 6.10 and 6.11. The UK and Republic of Ireland is also included to provide a comparison. The territories are listed in order of market share of UK independent films. Although its overall UK market share was only the thirteenth highest of all the territories (including the UK and Republic of Ireland) Austria, at 3.9%, had the third highest UK independent market share. Two thirds of the box office for UK independent films in Austria in 2013 was accounted for by Rush, the film about the rivalry between Formula One racing drivers James Hunt and Austrian Niki Lauda.
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