Monday, 31 January 2011

genres and audiences..

1) How many suspense films were released in 2009? How many films were released altogether last year?

-In 2009, only 31 suspense films was released that year.
-In 2009, Altogether 503 films were released in the UK alone that year.
2) Action, animation and comedy account from 52% of Box Office in the UK in 2009. Why do you think these genres are so popular?
Personally I think that these genres are very popular mainly because of the target audience. Many young people and teenagers are the ones who mostly go cinema and they're also the ones who are mainly targeted by film distributors. The youth is also more than half of the population!
3) Why do you think Thrillers account from quite a low proportion of UK Box Office takings (4% in 2009)?
Although the thriller genre often has niche target audiences. I think the main reason this has occuredis because of the age restriction on certain thrillers. ome thrillers exclude those under 15 from watching but some thrillers also exclude those who are under 18 basically restricting most youths from watching the film but what they don't realise is that its the youths who are making them money and it's the youths who mostly use and watch these films. This is straight away restriction more than half of the population therefore highly dropping its ratings.
4) Looking at the 'genre by gender' diagram above, what information can be derived about Thriller audiences and gender?
The clear information which can be derived from simply looking at the 'genre by gender' diagram is that more males watch thriller movies than females because males like to watch more crime and action whcih are 2 of the main ingredients for a thriller movie. Woman are much more keener on watching romances, period drama and suspenseful films. The fact that some females watch suspenseful films means that some of the thriller audience are in fact females but only some whereas most of the audience for thriller films are males.
5) Look at the age certificate for 10 of the films featured on the teaching blog. What does this tell you about Thriller audiences?
These are 10 movies which i specifically picked out:

Just from looking above we can see that most of these thriller films are rated 15 and over.. This shows us that thrillers are targetting more mature teenagers and adults therefore they have a niche rather than a mass target audience. This also shows that the makers are not supporting the fact that young people may watch it because the film may include some explicit scenes which may affect someone at a young age. Because of  this in 2009, the box office in the UK only reached to 4%. Giving a small profit of just £42, 578, 104. This is because not many teenagers and adults are going to the cinema but children are. It is a fact that animation films make considerably more as in 2009 they made a enormous £159, 209, 734 in the UK box office.

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