British films are dominating UK box office in 2017
British-made movies dominated the UK field workplace in 2016, taking the three high spots for highest-grossing films.
Figures printed by the British Movie Institute present Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Unbelievable Beasts and The place to Discover Them and Bridget Jones’ Child had been the three most profitable movies of final 12 months.
The Star Wars spin-off topped the invoice with £64m, whereas the Harry Potter prequel and Bridget Jones sequel took £54m and £48m respectively.
Collectively, the three blockbusters – all shot at Pinewood Studios in London – generated 27.5% of the general market share within the UK.
In whole, £1.2 billion was spent on the field workplace, making 2016 the second most worthwhile 12 months on file for UK cinemas.
“These record-breaking manufacturing statistics exhibit that the UK’s world-leading movie sector continues to thrive and that Britain stays open for enterprise,” mentioned the Minister for Digital and Tradition Matt Hancock.
“With inward funding ranges for movie and tv at new highs, we’ll proceed to construct on this large success.”
It was additionally 12 months for British-made unbiased movies, with Completely Fabulous: The Film, Eddie The Eagle and Dad’s Military giving home-grown unbiased releases a 7.four% share of the field workplace.
Amanda Nevill of the BFI mentioned the figures present Britain’s place as “a world chief for movie and TV manufacturing is stronger than ever”.
She added: “Nonetheless, there may be a lot to be performed to make sure British unbiased movies are in a position to higher capitalise on alternatives on this economically and creatively buoyant atmosphere.”