BFI: 2011 was record year for UK film industry

Latest statistics show UK films took $5.6 billion at the global box office.
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Last year was a bumper one for the UK film business, according to new figures released by the BFI - with the industry's direct contribution to UK GDP standing at £3.3 billion.

The BFI said that UK films took $5.6 billion at the global box office in 2011 - a 17 per cent market share.

274 films were produced wholly or partly in the UK, with total spend on UK-based film production reaching £1.27 billion, a new record.

International productions, meanwhile - such as current box office smash The Dark Knight Rises - spent just over £1 billion in the UK, a four per cent increase on 2010.

The UK film industry's direct contribution to UK GDP was £3.3 billion.

The total global box office in 2011 reached $32.6 billion, with UK films earning $5 billion.

The highest grossing film of the year was Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows Part 2, which earned £73 million in the UK and more than £1.3 billion worldwide. The King's Speech (£46m) and The Inbetweeners Movie (£45m) took second and third places respectively.

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