Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Thriller audiences

Each individual person has different preference in what kind of a thriller movie they prefer. Many people have different taste which the film industry have tried to match through the use of different thriller movie genres. For instance males may prefer movies which include action where as females may prefer comedy/ love movies.

In 2009 an astonishing number of films were released to be precise 503.

Below is an image of the differences that is mainly appeared in the taste of movies between the two genders.

In class we were asked a series of questions to answer about thriller audiences. such as;

1) How many suspense films were released in 2009? How many films were released all together last year?
There were 503 films released last year which of 31 were suspense thriller.

2) Action, animation and comedy account fro 52% of Box Office in the UK in 2009. Why do you think these genres are so popular?
I think these genres are so popular because the majority of cinema viewers are mainly teenagers,  young adults in their early twentys or young children from the ages of 6.

3) Why do you think thrillers account for quite a low proprotion of UK Box Office takings (4% in 2009)?
I believe that thrillers account for quite a low propotion of uk box office takings mainly because as i have stated above most cinema goers are mainly teenagers and young children who are restricted from watching thriller movies either due to their parents moral beliefes or because of the age restrictions/certificate on the movies.

4) Looking at the 'genre by gender' diagram above, what information can be derived about Thriller audiences and gender?
From looking at the diagram above we can tell what genre appeals to what sex as you can see above thriller is stated to be more attractive towards the male audiences as they would possibly prefer action and crime related movies where as the female audience would prefer romance and period based movies as shown above. Both genders however seem to prefer comedy related movies, which is why comedy movies took an astonishing 20.5 percentage of box office figures last year (2009) and the highest gross of £219,228,278
5) Look at the age certificate for 10 of the films featured on the teaching blog. What does this tell you about Thriller audiences?

Looking at the age certificate for the ten films above we can tell that all these film are targeted at a specific age group which is in this case 15 apart from Jaws which is PG and Marathon man which is 18. We can also tell that the movies that are certified as 15 are films remotely based on crime and violence which is implied from the text, images and the name of the film in the posters above, we can use this to prove that the main reason why thriller movies count for such a low UK box office is because they have a age certificate that is aimed away from children and teenagers below the age of 15, who are the most cinema goers who attract parents and gudians with them.

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