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 .