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Film Film registrations
British and American registrations as proportions of total registrations.
Registration was required under the Cinematograph Films Acts from 1927 to ascertain conformity with the screen quota.
 Comparison of registrations with quota requirement.

  British films American films
  >72mins 33.3-72mins <33.3mins >72mins 33.3-72mins <33.3mins
  % % % % % %
1945 17.3 16.4 37.1 77.5 80.4 62.0
1946 17.3 25.0 31.2 70.7 72.5 67.6
1947 20.2 23.8 40.8 66.0 74.6 56.1
1948 23.9 48.6 45.5 65.6 51.0 52.1
1949 23.4 23.3 34.0 65.3 74.0 62.1
1950 19.4 24.3 31.2 68.1 73.8 64.3
1951 18.2 22.1 31.5 70.5 74.6 63.8
1952 19.4 24.7 41.1 63.2 71.2 52.9
1953 22.5 29.3 45.4 66.6 63.7 49.5
1954 25.9 29.8 42.7 57.4 63.2 52.2
1955 23.4 30.5 49.5 57.1 58.0 46.8
1956 21.9 25.2 44.1 55.7 73.0 50.3
1957 22.8 28.0 46.9 57.0 62.7 46.9
1958 24.0 24.5 56.4 53.4 67.1 36.2
1959 24.5 40.2 64.5 50.0 53.3 31.4
1960 23.7 39.6 62.0 42.6 50.5 29.8
1961 22.2 48.3 60.8 38.0 36.0 30.9
1962 22.3 51.7 53.3 36.7 35.6 40.8
1963 22.9 51.3 50.8 36.5 36.8 45.7
1964 22.9 59.2 62.2 40.5 22.4 24.5
1965 22.8 48.9 57.8 36.1 24.4 33.1
1966 21.3 36.4 44.4 39.8 34.1 49.4
1967 23.2 37.1 60.2 34.1 17.1 31.4
1968 19.7 51.5 57.9 34.7 18.2 33.1
1969 19.5 38.9 49.8 34.5 25.0 34.0
1970 23.6 44.0 63.9 34.4 16.0 22.5
1971 23.3 40.6 64.1 38.9 12.5 16.0
1972 23.1 53.5 70.6 40.2 16.3 13.5
1973 21.1 50.0 67.2 38.2 26.9 16.8

Source: Calculated from Board of Trade/Department of Trade and Industry data

British screen quotas

Page updated 20 June 2004
David Fisher