Chapter 8: Theatrical release history and comparative performance of independent domestic UK films – 87 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Table 8.5 shows the relative importance of geographically grouped international territories for independent domestic UK films. Overall, just under one third (32%) of the 19 territory international box office came from the UK and Republic of Ireland, with the next most important territories being the USA and Canada (28% of total international box office) and other EU countries (22%). Australia and New Zealand account for around 9% of the total box office, and only a small percentage of the box office is generated in Japan and South Korea or Central and South America (4% for each group). Table 8.5 Share of 19 territory international box office of independent domestic UK films by grouped territories, production years 2003-2011 Territories Share of international box office (%) UK and Republic of Ireland 32 USA and Canada 28 Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain 22 Australia, New Zealand 9 Japan, South Korea 4 Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela 4 Total of Rentrak multi-territory box office 100 Source: Rentrak, BFI Notes: Release rates subject to two-year release limit (see section 8.1). Box office figures valid to February 2014. Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding. A further breakdown of the international box office shares, by geographically grouped territory and budget, is shown in Figure 8.2. For the three lowest budget bands the pattern of box office share are very similar, with the UK and Republic of Ireland having the highest share followed by the other EU countries. The pattern was different however, for the films in the highest budget band. The territory with the highest box office share (33%) was USA and Canada followed by the UK and Republic of Ireland and other EU countries. The share for the UK and Republic or Ireland (24.2) was only slightly higher than that for the other EU countries (23.5).
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