Table 9.3 Top 10 distributors of specialised films in the UK and Republic of Ireland, 2013 (ranked by box office gross) Distributor 96 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Number of films released in 2013 Average widest point of release Box office gross (£ million) eOne Films 9 197 16.0 20th Century Fox 8 193 12.5 Pathé 4 168 12.0 Lionsgate 11 116 6.6 StudioCanal 33 26 5.6 Curzon Film World* 24 26 5.4 Warner Bros 2 155 5.2 Universal 4 193 4.5 Eros International 19 39 4.2 UTV Motion Pictures 7 66 3.9 Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis Notes: The list includes distributors releasing two or more specialised films in 2013. *Artificial Eye Film Releasing was rebranded as Curzon Film World in April 2013. Foreign language films accounted for two fifths of releases at the UK box office in 2013. The top 10 distributors of foreign language films released 92 of the total 279 titles (Table 9.4). Hindi and Tamil were the two most popular non-English languages for films released in the year, while French was third. In fourth place was Punjabi, so companies releasing films from the South Asian subcontinent – such as Eros International, UTV Motion Pictures and Yash Raj Films – feature highly in the list. The distributor of the highest grossing foreign language film of the year, Hindi film Dhoom: 3, was Yash Raj Films, which is third in the list of top foreign language distributors. Ayngaran and StudioCanal released the most foreign language titles (22) in 2013. However, most of StudioCanal’s films had limited releases and so it does not appear in the list of top 10 foreign language film distributors. Eros International’s 19 releases had the biggest share of the box office overall (£4.2 million), while Curzon Film World had the largest share (£2.4 million) among distributors of non-Indian foreign language films. Curzon Film World titles included The Great Beauty (in Italian), Blue Is the Warmest Colour (in French), and Lore (in German).
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