BFI 2011 Yearbook Shows Strong UK Film

The BFI 2011 Statistical Yearbook is out now, and it shows the UK film industry is in pretty good shape considering the fragile economy.

Its figures – which provide a detailed analysis of 2010 – show the UK to be the third-largest filmed entertainment market in the world; with UK cinemas achieving record box office receipts in 2010 (£988 million). Encouragingly, UK films attracted a 24% share of the box office, up from 17% in 2009. This is without The King’;s Speech, which will appear in next year’;s statistics.

The value of UK production (including inward investment feature films, domestic feature films and co-production) increased by 7% in 2010 compared with 2009, making 2010 the highest production year on record. This was boosted by inward investment which, at £935 million, accounted for 80% of the overall UK spend.

Video/DVD was down 11% on 2009 – but sell-through DVD and Blu-ray remains the largest single revenue source for UK film (£1.3 bn).

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