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Country Focus: UK

Country profile: United Kingdom

General data for 2009
inhabitants: 61.4 million
GDP: £1.89 trillion
annual total admissions: 173.5 million
average admission per inhabitant: 2.83
number of screens/cinemas: 3651/723
number of inhabitants per screen: 16813
number of multiplexes: 281
average ticket price: £5.44
Production (info for feature films only)
Films produced (including co-productions): 125
co-productions: 22
average production budget: Median budget of domestic films = £1.5 million; median budget of inward investment films = £25 million
Film funding from main national film institution: HM Revenue & Customs Tax Relief = £110 million; BFI = £39.9 million; UKFC = £36.6 million
TV investments in film financing:BBC = £12.7 million; Film4 =£8.2 million
Total films released (only first run): 503
local films released (only first run): 113
local films market share: 16.7%
US films market share: 81%
most successful local film: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
most successful international film: Avatar

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