It’s great to hear that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, reckons the UK film industry should be given more lottery cash. Although his desire to see film makers produce more mainstream and cost-effective movies is a bit more contentious.
According to Arts Minister Ed Vaizey, the industry was “still not as profitable as it should be for British film-makers”. However, £1bn of production profits were brought in by the UK film industry from overseas. The highest grossing film last year was The King’s Speech which won four Oscars. Between January 2011 and October 2011, British films stayed at the top of the box office charts for a total of 20 weeks.
So it seems like the UK film industry hasn’t been doing so badly after all. Here are the top 10 grossing UK films, with repetitions and sequels cut out, which are sure to make you feel proud to be British!