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UK made films gross $9.4 billion worldwide

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- 26% market share of global box office in 2015 marks a 13% increase from 2014

UK made films gross $9.4 billion worldwide
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Films made in the UK grossed $9.4 billion at the worldwide box office in 2015, accounting for 26% share of the global box office and marking a 13% increase on 2014, according to statistics published by the British Film Institute (BFI). The figures include collections of US studio blockbusters like Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens that were produced at UK studio facilities.

Even without the studio films the numbers for independent UK films are impressive. Paddington [+see also:
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grossed $112 million, mostly from the US and Canada; when added to revenues from its release in other countries in 2014 the film has collected $249 million. Shaun the Sheep Movie [+see also:
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earned $103 million followed by The Imitation Game [+see also:
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that grossed $102 million worldwide. Recent releases like Brooklyn [+see also:
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grossed $45 million and Legend [+see also:
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 $39 million. The top 10 independent UK films grossed $679 million worldwide.

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For UK independent films only, the market share in the US and Canada is 3.2%.  In Europe the market share ranges from 6.6% in Portugal, 5.5% in the Netherlands, 3.4% in Germany, 3.1% in France and 2.4% in Russia. Australia has 6.5%, and with 9.2% New Zealand has highest market share of any of the territories analysed. 

Amanda Nevill, CEO of the BFI, said, “The worldwide box office numbers once again underline the vital role played by our fantastic talent, crews and production facilities in making films here in the UK that are seen by audiences worldwide.”

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