Star Wars: The Force Awakens fuels UK box bureau record year
January 28, 2016 - box office
The success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens helped fuel record UK box bureau takings in 2015, sum show.
The British Film Institute (BFI) suggested takings were adult 17% from a prior year, during £1.24bn.
Cinema admissions also rose 9% with 171.9 million tickets sold, while income spent on film prolongation was £1.41bn – a second-highest volume on record.
It is a initial year given 2012 that both admissions and box bureau takings have risen.
Five films took some-more than £40m during a UK box bureau in 2015 – compared to only one, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, in 2014.
The Force Awakens, expelled in December, took £114m and is now a UK’s many successful film of all time.
Spectre, a latest recover in a James Bond franchise, was second with takings of £94.7m, with Jurassic World in third place with £64.5m.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron took £48.3m and Minions was fifth with £47.7m.
The BFI also pronounced UK eccentric films took an 11% marketplace share in 2015 – a third top on record. Eight of them took some-more than £5m during a box office.
The highest-grossing eccentric film was Tom Hardy’s Legend, in that he played a Kray twins, and took £18.4m. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel came in second place, holding £16m.
The UK’s film prolongation spend figure is a diminution of 6% on 2014’s record sum of £1.49bn – with films done that year including The Force Awakens and Age of Ultron.
Amanda Nevill, arch executive of a BFI, said: “With spend from film prolongation over £1.4bn, audiences flocking to cinemas and UK box bureau commanding £1.2bn for a initial time, today’s numbers uncover a golden age of British film stability – and underlines film’s critical grant to a UK economy.
“It’s poignant that a far-reaching operation of illusory British eccentric films won a hearts and minds of audiences in a hugely rival year, though it’s transparent that a marketplace is still tough for a makers and distributors of eccentric and specialised films.”
Culture apportion Ed Vaizey hailed a figures as “great news”.