Monday, 31 January 2011

Who watches thrillers ?

                                     Genre ,Gender & Age
There were 31 suspense films released in 2009  and there were 

Action, animation and comedy account fro 52% of Box Office in the UK in 2009.These genres are so popular because the reach out to a wide range of audience they appeal to males and females and to people of all different ages .

 Thrillers accounted for quite a low proportion of UK Box Office takings (4% in 2009) This is because alot of thrillers fall under different category's
Looking at the 'genre by gender' diagram above, you can derive  Thriller audiences are spread out between genders . The diagram tells you that , females usually prefer to watch romance , period and suspense movies whilst males usually prefer to watch action and crime movies  
  • The Stepfather – 15
  • Marathon Man – 18
  • The Taking of Pelham 123 – 15
  • What Lies Beneath – 15
  • Jaws – 12
  • The Shining – 15
  • Psycho – 15
  • Fatal Attraction – 18
  • Déjà vu – 12A
  • He Loves Me He Loves Me Not – 12

All of these films have low age certificates , the majority of these movies are 15 + which  indicates that most of these thrillers are directed towards teenagers . This has left me wondering who my target audience will be for my film . I will try to target a variety of ages and i will try keep the target gender mixed . 

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