Earlier today, the Film Distributors’ Association presented its 2023 FDA YEARBOOK with an event at BAFTA’s London headquarters, attended by FDA member companies, cross-industry partners and invited guests. FDA President Lord Puttnam of Queensgate launched the latest edition of the yearbook during his Keynote speech.

At the launch event hosted by FDA Chief Executive Andy Leyshon, BAFTA CEO Jane Millichip introduced Lord Puttnam who presented the book before delivering an engaging and informative address. Now in its 21st year of publication, the FDA Yearbook is a valued source of sector information for the UK and Ireland film market.

The latest FDA Yearbook is principally focused on the UK and Irish theatrical market of 2022, containing data and analysis from across the year. The book also includes reports on cinema accessibility; charity and education work in the sector; film diversity, piracy and sustainability; as well as a look at home entertainment and some of the top theatrical box office markets worldwide.

2022 was the first full year of cinema operation since 2019 and, combined with a full distributor offer, saw UK and Irish box office rise to £979m (an increase of 64% vs. 2021), generating 128m admissions (up 60% vs. 2021). 911 new titles were released in cinemas, 26 of which grossed more than £10m each, including the year’s no.1 film Top Gun: Maverick (£83m).

Box office data for both the UK & Ireland and worldwide territories was provided by Comscore.

The book is available to download free in its entirety with physical copies also available on request here