The business of film
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The business of film

3.1 Analysing the box office

You'll now use some of the concepts you've just learned to analyse the performance of some films.

Download the box office document [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . Use this to answer the questions in the following short quiz. This is just for fun and won’t contribute to your final score.

Activity 2 Analysing box office performance

Timing: Allow about 5 minutes

In the UK, the BFI publishes selected box office figures each week.

Use the Box office figures PDF to answer the questions below. These statistics are for the performance of films in May 2015.

1. Which film performed best over these two weekends indicated?

a. 

Pitch Perfect 2


b. 

Mad Max: Fury Road


c. 

Avengers: Age of Ultron


d. 

Spooks: the Greater Good


The correct answer is a.

2. What was the change in its weekend gross over the period?

a. 

No change


b. 

37% decline


c. 

47% increase


d. 

47% decline


The correct answer is d.

3. Was its per screen average weekend gross change higher or lower than this?

a. 

Higher


b. 

Lower


c. 

No change


d. 

Impossible to tell


The correct answer is a.

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