Sony becomes top UK film distributor thanks to 'Skyfall'

05-Jan-2013 • Skyfall

Thanks to the latest James Bond film breaking UK records and scooping more than £100m at the British box office during 2012, Sony has wrapped up the year as the country's number one film distributor, grossing a total of £209.9m.

Sony more than doubled its 2011 share of 7.35% with an enormous 17.9% share in 2012, with 'Skyfall' accounting for half its total take.

20th Century Fox came in a close second with 39 titles hauling £191.2m for a 16.3% market share.

Last year's number one, Warner Bros, fell to third with £147m, a 12.5% market share. £56.3m of this total was brought in by 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

Overall, the UK box office grossed £1.172b in 2012, narrowly ahead of 2011’s £1.130b total.

1. Sony: $336.4m (£209.9m) 17.9%
2. 20th Century Fox: $306.5m (£191.2m) 16.3%
3. Warner Bros: $235.5m (£147m) 12.5%
4. Universal: $219.3m (£136.8m) 11%
5. Walt Disney: $197.4m (£123.2m) 10.5%
6. eOne: $129.5m (£80.8m) 6.9%
7. Paramount: $125.8m (£78.5m) 6.7%
8. Lionsgate: $109.3m (£68.2m) 5.8%
9. Momentum: $82.1m (£51.2m) 4.3%
10. Entertainment Film Distributors: $59m (£36.8m) 3.1%

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