A look at the top 10 performing films backed by the UKFC; and stats on UKFC funding.

Top 10 Films Backed by UKFC, in terms of worldwide box office

1 Gosford Park (2001) $87.8m

2 The Constant Gardener (2005) $82.5m

3 Bend It Like Beckham (2002) $76.6m

4 28 Weeks Later (2007) $64.2m

5 Valiant (2005) $61.7m

6 Notes On A Scandal (2006) $50m

7 The Last King Of Scotland (2006) $48.4m

8 StreetDance 3-D  (2010) $42.4m

9 Becoming Jane (2007) $37.3m

10 Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003) $31.4m


UKFC by the numbers

75 – The number of people currently employed by the UKFC

900 – The number of films the UKFC has funded since its inception in 2000

$7.80 (£5) – The amount generated at the box office for every £1 invested by the UKFC

$23m (£15m) – The value of its new production fund, which was set up in April (trimmed from three separate funds)

$3m (£2m) – The amount provided by the UKFC’s p&a fund to support the distribution of films including  A Prophet,Broken Embraces, Let the Right One In, and Tell No One. 

$9.8m (£6.3m) – The amount invested each year by the UKFC to national and regional film bodies 

$7m (£4.5 m) – the UKFC’s lottery investment into UK film festivals including the Edinburgh Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Birds Eye View Festival and Sheffied Doc/Fest

£4.3bn — UK annual economic contribution from the core UK film industry, up by 50% since 2000 when the UKFC was created

300 – Awards won by UKFC-backed films

3.7m –visitors to the UKFC’s online search engine FindAnyFilm.com, which was set up to enable consumers to find films legally in the UK

$18.6m (£12m) – the amount invested in the UKFC’s digital screen network, which saw 240 digital screens installed in 210 cinemas

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UK government to shut UK Film Council

UK industry reacts with shock

Opinion: Black day for British film

Hunt says he wants to hear opinions on UKFC plans

Woodward says closing target is April 2012

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UKFC by the numbers/box office hits