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Chapter 9: Distribution – 97 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Table 9.4 Top 10 distributors of foreign language films in the UK and Republic of Ireland, 2013 (ranked by box office gross) Distributor Number of films released in 2013 Average widest point of release Box office gross (£ million) Eros International 19 39 4.2 UTV Motion Pictures 7 66 3.9 Yash Raj Films 4 49 2.9 Curzon Film World* 12 20 2.4 Ayngaran 22 13 1.3 eOne Films 2 79 1.2 Tip Top Entertainment 7 27 1.0 Pathé 3 36 0.9 Soda Pictures 12 15 0.8 Reliance Entertainment 4 50 0.7 Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis Notes: The list includes distributors releasing two or more foreign language titles in 2013. * See note to Table 9.3. The combined box office gross for all independent UK films released in 2013 was £77 million (7% of the total box office) from 123 releases. The 49 films released by the top 10 distributors of independent UK titles accounted for £63 million, which equates to 83% of the total box office generated by this category (Table 9.5). The distributor with the largest share was StudioCanal which handled three of the year’s top 10 earning UK independent films, Rush, I Give It a Year and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. Second in the list is eOne Films which had two top 10 films, Quartet and Red 2. Both StudioCanal and eOne Films released nine UK independent films, the highest number of any distributors in 2013. However, this number of UK independent releases was also achieved by Kaleidoscope, which does not appear in the list of top 10 distributors. (Kaleidoscope’s highest grossing films were A Belfast Story and Saving Santa.) Table 9.5 Top 10 distributors of UK independent films in the UK and Republic of Ireland, 2013 (ranked by box office gross) Distributor Number of films released in 2013 Average widest point of release Box office gross (£ million) StudioCanal 9 200 23.5 eOne Films 9 272 17.2 Entertainment 3 388 9.6 Lionsgate 4 202 4.6 Vertigo Films 6 97 2.7 Universal 2 286 2.2 Curzon Film World* 4 54 1.9 Metrodome 6 20 0.7 Picturehouse 3 47 0.6 Dogwoof 3 34 0.3 Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis Notes: The list includes distributors releasing two or more UK independent films in 2013. * See note to Table 9.3.


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