According to the BFI Statistical Yearbook, in 2020, UK qualifying films earned $1.1bn at the worldwide box office, 9 per cent of the global theatrical market ($10.3bn and 25 per cent in 2019).
UK independent films earned $242m at the worldwide box office in 2020, a 2 per cent share of the global theatrical market (2.5 per cent in 2019).
The highest earning UK film at the worldwide box office in 2020 was 'Tenet' with a gross of $293m. The highest earning UK independent film worldwide in 2020 was 'The Gentlemen' with a gross of $98 million.
The box office share of UK independent films in the USA and Canada was 4 per cent (the same as 2019), in Europe (eight major territories, excluding the UK and Republic of Ireland) it was 4 per cent (the same as 2019),and in New Zealand it was 14 per cent (up from 8 per cent in 2019).
Of the 200 highest earning films at worldwide cinemas from 2011-2020, 22 are based on stories and characters created by UK writers. Together they have earned $15bn at the global box office.
British actors have played lead or supporting roles in 68 per cent of the 200 highest-earning films from 2011-2020.
UK directors were behind 29 of the 200 highest earning films worldwide from 2011-2020. UK films and British talent won 32 major film awards in 2020/21, including eight Oscars® and 14 BAFTAs.