Exit polls

We carry out exit poll surveys for all the films we support through our Distribution Fund. Exit polls are standard practice for major releases, but much less so for smaller or independent films.

By asking cinemagoers about themselves and what motivated them to see a film, exit poll researchers can help film distributors improve the way they distribute and market their films, which may ultimately lead to bigger and more satisfied audiences.

Film Distributor Release date WPR* Total box office (£,000)
Under the Skin Studiocanal UK 14 March 2014 76 TBC
Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 and 2 Curzon Film World 22 February 2014 35 TBC
Only Lovers Left Alive Soda Pictures 21 February 2014 68 307
The Invisible Woman Lionsgate UK 7 February 2014 177 TBC
Kill Your Darlings The Works 6 December 2013 50 119
Blue is the Warmest Colour Curzon Film World 22 November 2013 54 672
Le Week-end Curzon Film World 11 October 2013 136 1,434
The Selfish Giant Curzon Film World 25 October 2013 35 307
What Maisie Knew Curzon Film World 23 August 2013 43 361
Frances Ha Metrodome Distribution Ltd 26 July 2013 64 742
Wadjda Soda Pictures 19 July 2013 41 398
A Field in England Picturehouse Entertainment Ltd 5 July 2013 19 51
Spike Island Vertigo Distribution Ltd 21 June 2013 99 109
Summer in February Metrodome Distribution Ltd 14 June 2013 64 475
Much Ado About Nothing Kaleidoscope Film Distribution 14 June 2013 66 319
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone Picturehouse Entertainment 5 June 2013 82 511
Populaire eOne Entertainment 31 May 2013 76 342
All Stars Vertigo Distribution Ltd 3 May 2013 414 2,401
Love is All You Need Arrow Film 19 April 2013 131 832
A Late Quartet Artificial Eye 5 April 2013 49 494
In the House Momentum Pictures 29 March 2013 80 819
Sightseers Studiocanal 30 November 2012 92 662
Amour Artificial Eye 16 November 2012 46 854
Rust and Bone Studiocanal 2 November 2012 96 834
Pusher Vertigo 12 October 2012 125 117
The Imposter Picturehouse Entertainment Ltd 24 August 2012 77 1,135
Fast Girls Studiocanal 15 June 2012 369 746
A Royal Affair Metrodome 15 June 2012 48 372
Ill Manors Revolver 8 June 2012 191 454
The Angels’ Share E1 Entertainment 1 June 2012 73 1,929
The Raid Momentum Pictures 18 May 2012 297 1,073
In Darkness Metrodome Distribution 23 March 2012 47 213
Hunky Dory Entertainment One 2 March 2012 59 70
A Dangerous Method Lionsgate Film Distribution 10 February 2012 130 1,266
Coriolanus Lionsgate Film Distribution 20 January 2012 121 626
Shame Momentum Pictures 9 January 2012 121 1,982
Wuthering Heights Artificial Eye 11 November 2011 82 558
We Need To Talk About Kevin Artificial Eye 21 October 2011 118 2,147
Albatross CinemaNX 14 October 2011 22 21
Tyrannosaur Studiocanal 7 October 2011 40 243
Troll Hunter Momentum 9 September 2011 83 521
The Skin I Live In Pathe Productions Ltd 26 August 2011 125 1301
In a Better World Axiom Films 19 August 2011 28 50
Beautiful Lies Trinity Filmed Entertainment 12 August 2011 46 200
Just Do It Left Field Film 15 July 2011 9 11
Life in a Day World In A Day Films 17 June 2011 63 146
13 Assassins Artificial Eye 6 May 2011 72 380
Fire in Babylon Revolver 13 May 2011 10 231
TT3D: Closer to the Edge CinemaNX 22 April 2011 125 1,244
Cave of Forgotten Dreams Picturehouse Entertainment 25 March 2011 39 617
Benda Bilili! Trinity Film Entertainment 18 March 2011 17 49
Submarine Optimum Releasing 18 March 2011 107 1,457
Norwegian Wood Soda Pictures 11 March 2011 37 381
Animal Kingdom Optimum Releasing 25 February 2011 66 501
West is West Icon 25 February 2011 184 2,695
Biutiful Optimum Releasing 28 January 2011 47 582
NEDS E1 Entertainment 21 January 2011 72 972
Chatroom Revolver 26 December 2010 68 67
Catfish Momentum 17 December 2010 19 140
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Momentum 26 November 2010 108 727
We Are What We Are Artificial Eye 12 November 2010 50 70
Monsters Vertigo 3 December 2010 164 953
Another Year Momentum 5 November 2010 115 17,388
Africa United Pathé 22 October 2010 227 676
Restrepo Dogwoof 8 October 2010 8 57
Why Did I Get Married Too? Lions Gate 3 September 2010 55 95
The Illusionist Pathé 20 August 2010 42 912
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky Soda Pictures 6 August 2010 44 303
Gainsbourg Optimum Releasing 30 July 2010 59 614
4.3.2.1. The Works 2 June 2010 260 985
I Am Love Metrodome 9 April 2010 47 927
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Momentum 12 March 2010 126 2,146
MICMACS E1 Entertainment 26 February 2010 85 485
A Prophet Optimum 22 January 2010 79 1,331
Nowhere Boy Icon 25 December 2009 176 1,306
44 Inch Chest Momentum 22 January 2010 75 404
Bright Star Pathé 6 November 2009 118 1,090
One Day Vertigo 6 November 2009 83 76
An Education E1 Entertainment 30 October 2009 132 2,589
Vinyan Revolver 2 October 2009 3 3
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Lions Gate 16 October 2009 268 3,935
Rage Adventure Pictures Ltd 18 September 2009 35 16
Fish Tank Artificial Eye 11 September 2009 48 599
Three Miles North of Molkom Metrodome Distribution 18 September 2009 7 22
Broken Embraces Pathé 28 August 2009 93 1,355
Coco Before Chanel Optimum 31 July 2009 123 2,627
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Park Circus 26 June 2009 32 9
Looking for Eric Icon 12 June 2009 239 1,314
Anything for Her Metrodome 5 June 2009 43 276
Sounds Like Teen Spirit Warner Music Ent 8 May 2009 9 23
Chéri Pathé 8 May 2009 81 413
Is Anybody There? Optimum 1 May 2009 96 473
Shifty Metrodome 24 April 2009 51 149
In the Loop Optimum 17 April 2009 151 2,156
Let The Right One In Momentum 10 April 2009 95 1,054
Fifty Dead Men Walking Metrodome 10 April 2009 80 389
The Age of Stupid Dogwoof 20 March 2009 20 190
Bronson Vertigo 13 March 2009 109 895
Franklyn Contender 27 February 2009 54 112
Faintheart Vertigo 27 January 2009    
Che - Part One Optimum 2 January 2009 96 1,351
Dean Spanley Icon 12 December 2008 55 209
Waltz With Bashir Artificial Eye 21 November 2008 55 704
Hunger Pathé 31 October 2008 73 807
Of Time and the City BFI 31 October 2008 25 245
The Chaser Metrodome 19 September 2008 9 23
The Wackness Revolver 29 August 2008 94 243
Somers Town Optimum 22 August 2008 62 563
Man On Wire Icon 1 August 2008 43 879
The Edge Of Love Lions Gate 20 Jun 2008 177 1,507
Adulthood Pathé 20 Jun 2008 179 3,349
Mongol The Works 6 June 2008 80 802
Caramel Momentum 16 May 2008 49 471
Happy Go Lucky Momentum 18 April 2008 114 1,618
Shine A Light Fox 11 April 2008 159 661
U2 3D Revolver 22 February 2008 67 726
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly Pathé 8 February 2008 41 912
Azur & Asmar Soda 8 February 2008 28 35
Lust, Caution Universal 4 January 2008 81 1,008
Closing The Ring The Works 28 December 2007 45 152
It’s A Wonderful Life Park Circus 14 December 2007 33 166
Brick Lane Optimum 16 November 2007 92 733
The Counterfeiters Metrodome 12 October 2007 68 661
Control Momentum 5 October 2007 82 1,215
The Sound Of Music Park Circus 21 September 2007 121 36
In The Hands Of The Gods Lions Gate 14 September 2007 63 34
Lady Chatterley Artificial Eye 24 August 2007 51 241
Sugarhouse Slingshot 24 August 2007 43 37
Eagle Vs Shark Optimum 17 August 2007 70 144
Molière Pathé 13 July 2007 51 377
Tell No One Revolver 15 June 2007 65 1,190
My Best Friend Optimum 11 May 2007 56 383
This Is England Optimum 27 April 2007 151 1,542
The Lives Of Others Lions Gate 13 April 2007 99 2,700
Curse Of The Golden Flower Universal 13 April 2007 223 1,164
Days Of Glory Metrodome 30 March 2007 43 212
Casablanca Park Circus 14 February 2007 10 55
Them Metrodome 26 January 2007 43 118
Black Book Tartan 19 January 2007 85 627
London To Brighton Vertigo 1 December 2006 2 181
Pan’s Labyrinth Optimum 24 November 2006 15 2,723
The Host Optimum 10 November 2006 45 129
Scenes Of A Sexual Nature Tinpan Films 3 November 2006 36 92
Red Road Verve 27 October 2006 38 331
Life And Lyrics Paramount 29 September 2006 70 201
Volver Pathé 25 August 2006 87 2,882
Awesome Revolver 7 July 2006 5 12
The Cave Of The Yellow Dog Tartan 30 June 2006 17 158
Lobo Dogwoof 16 June 2006 17 20
Secuestro Express Disney 9 June 2006 42 62
Junebug Eureka 14 April 2006 21 222
Tsotsi Momentum 17 March 2006 87 781
The Proposition Tartan 10 March 2006 118 693
Kidulthood Revolver 3 March 2006 42 454
Frozen Guerilla Films 27 January 2006 16 23
A Cock And Bull Story Lions Gate 20 January 2006 131 1,097
Breakfast On Pluto Pathé 13 January 2006 95 866
Match Point Icon 6 January 2006 155 2,468
March Of The Penguins Warner Brothers 9 December 2005 163 3,085
Mad Hot Ballroom Metrodome 25 November 2005 29 115
Broken Flowers Momentum 21 October 2005 144 1,940
Guy X Tartan 14 October 2005 34 52
Night Watch Fox 7 October 2005 184 709

* WPR (widest point of release) is the number of screens the film played on.

Analysis of exit poll rating and weekend fall-off of specialised films

Carried out by our Research and Statistics Unit, the report below compares exit polls ratings and film box office and suggests that exit poll ratings could be used to predict ongoing market performance of a film.

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