The BFI Statistical Yearbook In Numbers

Thursday, August 15 2013
The BFI Statistical Yearbook In Numbers

The BFI Statistical Yearbook for 2013 makes for some fascinating reading, compiling everything you need to know about the video and film industries and providing as true a snapshot as you can find of our industry.

We’ve been through the whole thing from beginning and end, all 250-plus pages of it, and here we’ve pulled out some of the highlights, offering a true picture of our industry, those around it and where it’s at.

So here then, is the BFI 2013 Statistical Yearbook In Numbers…

1,099 million – the amount, in pounds, of total box office receipts at UK cinemas in 2012

Six – the percentage rise that figure represented on the 2011 figures

172.5 million – the total number of admissions at UK cinemas in 2012, which represented a small increase on the 2011 figures (a half a percent). It’s the third highest total in the past 40 years

25 – the percentage of UK admissions that came in London

1,635 million – the all-time highest number of admissions in a year at UK cinemas, it occurred in 1946

54 million – the lowest recorded number of admissions at UK cinemas, which occurred during the height of the first video rental boom, in 1984

647 – the total number of films released for a week or more at UK cinemas in 2012

92 – the total percentage of gross box office figures that came from the top 100 of those films

93 million – the total amount in box office pounds, that the other 547 films outside of the top 100 were fighting over…

43 – the total number of 3D films released at UK cinemas, down from 47 the previous year

70 – the percentage growth in box office gross at UK cinemas in the past 11 years

37.9 – the percentage of total releases at UK cinemas that went out on less than 10 screens – it represents a total of 245 films

72.4 – the percentage of total releases at UK cinemas in 2012 that went out on less than 100 screens

25 – the percentage of films released theatrically that were UK independent or UK-made, studio-backed productions

102.8 million – the total in pounds of box office receipts earned by Skyfall in 2012

8.7 – the percentage of total box office for the year earned by the aforementioned 007 film

Six – the total number of the top 20 films of the year that were from the UK

216 million – the total in pounds of box office receipts for 3D films in 2012

18 – the percentage of total box office receipts that came from 3D films

21.3 million – the total box office gross of the highest earning UK independent film of 2012 – The Woman In Black

Four – the number of films released in 2012 that are now in the top 20 highest grossing films of all time. They were led by Skyfall, now the biggest earning film ever, and included The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Marvel Avengers Assemble

Four – the number of UK independent productions released in 2012 that are now in the highest grossing films in that category ever

105.5 million – the inflation adjusted amount in pounds that Titanic would have grossed, making it the highest earning film ever

7.3 – the percentage of films released at cinemas in 2012 that fell into the action genre

27.7 – the total percentage of box office receipts that came from the action genre in 2013

24.3 – the percentage of films released at cinemas in 2012 that were broadly classed as “drama”

2.5 – the percentage of box office gross that was derived from the drama genre over the 12 months

13.3 – the percentage of films released at UK cinemas that were documentaries

0.3 – the percentage of total box office that came from the documentary genre, making it one of the most fiercely contested areas

86 – the number of documentaries released at UK cinemas last year

4 – the number of documentaries released at UK cinemas in 2001

4.4 million – the total in pounds earned by Dredd, the highest grossing 18-rated film of 2012

230 – the total number of foreign language films released at UK cinemas in 2012, they accounted for more than a third of releases, but less than three per cent of total box office

33 – the number of different languages that featured in assorted films released in 2012

49 – the number of French language films released at UK cinemas in 2012

44 – the number of films at UK cinemas in Hindi

3 – the number of Japanese language films at UK cinemas in 2012

2.04 million – the total in pounds of box office receipts for the most successful foreign language film at UK cinemas last year, Untouchable. The highest grossing Hindi film was Jab Tak Hai Jaan, with £1.64 million, making it the year’s second biggest earning subtitled film

37 – the number of re-releases rolled out to cinemas in 2012. Most, such as the year’s highest earner, Jaws, were tied in with home entertainment releases

95.4 – the percentage of box office revenues derived from the 10 biggest distributors in 2012 (Sony, Fox, Warner, Universal, Disney, Paramount, eOne, Lionsgate, Momentum a d Entertainment)

119 – the total of other distributors releasing films in 2012, which accounts for the other 4.6 per cent

26.8 – the percentage of a film’s lifetime box office gross that’s earned in the first weekend. The figure has hovered around the same mark for the past five years

188.6 million – the total amount in pounds spent on marketing theatrical releases in 2012. The bulk is spent on TV and outdoor, which have both grown in the past 10 years, press and radio have both declined. Internet spending had soared, but declined by half, down to £4 million, in 2012

1,543 million – the total value in pounds of retail video sales in 2012

968 million – the total value in pounds of the retail video film market in 2012. In volume terms, it’s back to the same level as 10 years previously, after hitting a peak in the middle of the last decade

7.62 – the average cost in pounds of buying a film in 2012, a figure down only two pence on the previous year

Three – the number of films that appeared in the 10 bestselling UK independent list of 2011 that appeared in the same UK indie bestseller chart of 2012. They were The Inbetweeners Movie, The King’s Speech and Horrid Henry: The Movie. One title in the 2012 top 10, Nativity!, was first released at cinemas in 2009 and on DVD a year later

Six – the number of titles in the top 10 foreign language home entertainment bestsellers of 2012 that were released by Momentum. The sextet, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Troll Hunter, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, The Raid and Headhunters were the six top titles

78 million – the total number of rental transactions in 2012

£229 million – the value of the physical rental market in 2012, just under half the level it peaked at in 2001

123 – the percentage growth in the online video on demand market in 2012, it rose from £55 million to £122 million

76 – the percentage penetration of broadband in the UK

121 million – the value in pounds of the television-based video on demand market in 2012. Services from the likes of BT, Sky and Virgin Media grew by eight per cent throughout the year

50 – the percentage growth of the overall TV and online vod market in 2012, with the combined markets being worth £243 million.

Four – the percentage of the overall UK filmed entertainment market revenue that comes from vod in all its forms

39.5 – the percentage of the online vod market revenue that comes from digital retail, through the likes of iTunes and xBox. It’s the largest slice, ahead of digital rental, subscription and advertising supported services

16 million plus – the total potential audience for television-based vod services according to BFI estimates

25 – the percentage of Internet users over the age of 12-years-old who have downloaded or streamed filmed content

29 – the percentage of those who consumed content online who paid for it

2,141 – the total number of films broadcast on the five terrestrial channels in 2012

71 – the total number of foreign language films broadcast on terrestrial television in 2012

47,663 – the total number of film transmissions on Sky Movies channels in 2012

4.03 billion – the value in pounds of the total UK filmed entertainment market in 2012. This covers theatrical, video, pay TV, terrestrial and other television channels and video on demand sectors. This was a slight rise on the 2011 figures

2.2 billion – the value in pounds of the total UK filmed entertainment market in 1998

30,719 million – the total value in dollars of the US filmed entertainment market in 2012. The UK is third, with Japan in between the two English-speaking territories

88,625 million – the total value in dollars of the global filmed entertainment market

106,011 million – the forecast for the total value in dollars of the global filmed entertainment market in 2017

17 – the percentage of the audience of Salmon Fishing In New York that was aged between 45 and 54 years old, making it the most popular among that age group

74 – the percentage of the audience for Dredd that was made up of males

71 – the percentage of the audience for Anna Karenina that was made up of females

115 – the total number of UK films that had a budget of less than £500,000

475 – the number of film and video distribution companies in the UK in 2012. This has grown by more than a third since 1996

60 – the number of video distribution companies in the UK in 2012

Nine – the number of films made by Press On Features, the second biggest UK production company in 2012 after only Working Title. Its output included The Hooligan Wars and The Rise And Fall Of A White Collar Hooligan. Its films boasted a combined budget of £12 million.

Nine – the number of films made by Black And Blue Films, behind the likes of Strippers Vs Werewolves, in 2012. Its films boasted a combined budget of £5 million

7.737 million – the total turnover in pounds of the UK film industry in 2011, the highest ever. Na third of this comes from the video and film distribution sector

6,786 – the number of people employed in the film and video distribution sector

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