How many suspense films were released in 2009?
How many films were released altogether last year?
Action, animation and comedy account for 52% of Box Office in the UK in 2009. Why do you think these genres are so popular?
These genres are accessible to more of the film audiences, this due to their variety and incorporation of other genres. These genres also often do not have mature ratings and can be viewed as being family friendly. These genres place their target audience as being all ages and so cater to all of them.
Why do you think Thrillers account for quite a low proportion of UK Box Office takings (4% in 2009)?
Thriller is a very niche genre and is geared towards it's small target audience. The genre is not accessible to everyone as it often does not incorporate other genres.
Looking at the 'genre by gender' diagram , what information can be derived about Thriller audiences and gender?
Thriller audiences are more likely to be women than men.
Look at the age certificate for 10 of the films featured on the teaching blog. What does this tell you about Thriller audiences?
Thriller films are not aimed towards young children.