Friday, 28 January 2011

Thriller Audience

I did a bit of research and found out that in 2009 503 films were released in the UK from many different genres, yet only 31 were thrillers.

Out of this 503, 52% of these films were either action, animation or comedy. I think these genres are most popular mainly because they appeal to a wider target audience instead of just one main one. Forexample, 'Toy story 3' which was release on the 19th of July 2010, appealed to its usual young audience, yet inorder for them to be able watch the the film they would have gone with an adult. I also know teenagers who went to see this film as it was a continuation of a classic Disney production.
In 2009 Thriller films only accounted 4% of the UK's Box office which is a very low propertion compared to many of the other genres. I think this was the case because most thrillers tend to have a certificate of 15 or 18 which is meant for older or mature people. Stasicly, more teenagers starting from the age of 12 attend the cinema more than adults, yet they wouldnt be able to get in to see a thriller as they would be too young.

I found a 'what gender likes what genre' diagram which shows that females are most commonly known to enjoy romance films followed by periodans suspense. Whilst men will prefer to watch Sci fi, action and crime films. It says they both enjoy watching comedy and horror genres of film, yet overall, how true is this.
To be honest, i prefer to watch allthe genres men are suppose like, and im a GIRL.

5) Look at the age certificate for 10 of the films featured on the teaching blog. What does this tell you about Thriller audiences?

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