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Country Focus: UK

Country profile: United Kingdom

General data for 2021

67.1 million (source: Office for National Statistics, estimate for 2020 released in June 2021)

£569,182 million (source: Office for National Statistics, 2022 Q1)


Annual total admissions
74 million (source: BFI, 2021 figures)

Average admission per inhabitant

Number of screens/cinemas
4,678 screens, 1,017 sites (rate of 4.6 screens per site) (source: Film Distributors’ Association)

Number of inhabitants per screen

Number of multiplexes
357 (source: Cinema Theatre Association, 2022 figures)

Average ticket price
£7.52 (source: UK Cinema Association, 2021 figures)

Production data (all for the year 2021, sourced from BFI)

Films produced (including ‘inward investment’ Hollywood productions, and co-productions)
209, totalling a spend of £1.6 billion

28 (as classified by the BFI)

Average spend per production
£7.7 million

High-end TV series produced
211, totalling a spend of £4.1 billion

Animated television programmes produced
30, totalling a spend of £73 million

Distribution (all for the year 2021, sourced from BFI)

Total films released (only first run)

Local films released (only first run)

Local films market share

US films market share

Most successful local film
No Time to Die - £96.6m box office gross

Most successful international film
Spider-Man: No Way Home - £84.1m box office gross

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