The British Film Institute today released figures outlining a record breaking year for the British film industry. Here are some excerpts from the online article:
2014 saw a massive surge in film production in the UK, generating a total spend of £1.471 billion in 2014, a 35% increase on 2013 and the highest recorded figure ever.
Independent home-grown productions are capturing UK audiences and achieved their highest market share ever at the UK box office (almost 16%). At the UK box office Paddington was the highest grossing independent UK film of 2014 taking £34.07 million, and is continuing to pull in audiences this year. Other successful independent UK films were diverse and broad-ranging – many of which were Lottery funded through the BFI – including Mr Turner, Pride, Calvary and Belle, as well as Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?, and The Inbetweeners 2. Overall, independent UK films and British-qualifying inward investment productions had a market share of almost 26% of the UK box office up from 22% in 2013.
They also released the following table: