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9.2 Width of release Table 9.6 shows the numbers and percentages of releases by widest point of release from 2007 to 2013. While the total number of films released has increased each year since 2007 (with the exception of 2009), the majority of the increase is accounted for by films shown at fewer than 50 sites. Consistently from 2007 to 2013 around 60% of releases have been shown at fewer than 50 sites, with more than one third of releases each year being shown at fewer than 10 sites. Table 9.6 Numbers and percentages of releases by widest point of release, 2007-2013 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Sites at widest point of release Number of releases % of releases 98 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Number of releases % of releases Number of releases % of releases Number of releases % of releases Number of releases % of releases Number of releases % of releases Number of releases % of releases >=500 9 1.7 9 1.7 9 1.8 13 2.3 19 3.4 26 4.0 31 4.4 400 – 499 35 6.8 34 6.5 46 9.1 51 9.2 57 10.2 43 6.6 53 7.6 300 – 399 44 8.5 60 11.4 53 10.5 48 8.6 44 7.9 51 7.9 42 6.0 200 – 299 41 7.9 31 5.9 30 6.0 28 5.0 26 4.7 24 3.7 19 2.7 100 – 199 40 7.7 25 4.7 32 6.4 37 6.6 41 7.3 36 5.6 36 5.2 50 – 99 43 8.3 43 8.2 31 6.2 36 6.5 41 7.3 56 8.7 64 9.2 10 – 49 134 25.9 119 22.6 105 20.9 129 23.2 138 24.7 166 25.7 210 30.1 <10 171 33.1 206 39.1 197 39.2 215 38.6 192 34.4 245 37.9 243 34.8 Total 517 100.0 527 100.0 503 100.0 557 100.0 558 100.0 647 100.0 698 100.0 Source: Rentrak, BFI RSU analysis Note: Percentages may not add to totals due to rounding. As mentioned above, from 2007 to 2013 more films were shown at fewer than 50 sites at their widest point of release than in any other category. To 2011 films released at the greatest number of sites (500+) represented the category with the lowest number of releases, but the pattern has changed in the last two years. In 2012 there were two fewer films released at 200-299 sites than films released at 500 or more sites, and in 2013 there were 31 films released at more than 500 sites compared with just 19 released at 200-299 sites. As Figure 9.1 shows, from 2007 to 2012 the trend in the number of films released at 200-299 sites has shown a gradual decrease, but in the other widest point of release bands (50-99, 100-199, 300-399 and 400-499 sites) the numbers of releases vary and no consistent patterns are evident. (For information on box office by widest point of release see Chapter 1.)


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