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After a triumphal 2011, British-made films fell back to Earth last year with a reduction in box office share and fewer films made

British-made films accounted for a smaller share of the UK's box office last year than in 2011. The figure fell from 36% to 32%, but this number is flattered by the success of Skyfall, an American studio production. Skyfall accounted for around 10% of the UK's record £1.1bn box office in 2012, but qualifies as British only because of non-financial factors.

The figure for independently made British films fell by a third, from 13.5% (the highest ever recorded) to 9%. Last year's best-performing independently funded UK film, The Woman in Black, was only the 16th most successful film of the year in Britain and Ireland. It took £21m. Next came The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (£20m), followed by The Iron Lady (£9m) and Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (also £9m). In 2011, The King's Speech »

- David Cox

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