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Distribution of box office receipts, Great Britain 1950-1956
percentages
  1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956
  % % % % % % %
Entertainments tax 35.0 34.5 34.7 34.4 32.6 31.6 32.5
Exhibitors' share 41.6 41.1 40.7 41.0 42.2 42.8 42.3
Renters and producers of newsreels and 16mm films 0.7 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3
35mm films              
Direct distribution expenses 3.1 3.4 3.6 3.9 3.7 4.3 4.4
Distributors' share 4.2 3.8 3.8 3.8 4.1 4.0 4.1
Producers' share: foreign films              
  films under 3,000 feet 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
  films over 3,000 feet 10.3 10.3 10.2 9.6 9.5 9.9 9.0
Producers' share: British films              
  films under 3,000 feet 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
  films over 3,000 feet 4.2 3.7 3.7 3.9 4.4 4.1 4.3
British Film Production Fund* 0.4 1.9 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6
*re-distributed to British producers in proportion to box office takings of their films

Source: The British Film Industry 1958, PEP (Political and Economic Planning), London, 23 June 1958

Graphic showing the 1950 distribution


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