The phenomenal success of Skyfall – Britain’s highest grossing film of all time - couldn’t stop a slump that saw the U.K’s contribution to the global box office fall 2% to 15%. It seems James Bond can save the world, but he can’t save Blighty’s movie industry. But don't take our word for it, right BBC?

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig will be Bond twice more

The British Film Institute said UK film releases took $5.3bn (£3.45bn) in 2012, which amounts to a 15.3% share of the world market. 2011 saw 17.2% of the country’s efforts make up the international box office pie. Looking forward, only the 24th Bond movie – which will see Skyfall director and Bond Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig team up again – is a viable candidate to push that figure up again.

While Skyfall’s success merely prevented a bigger drop in the percentile, it’s the success of two British movies that spearheaded the 17.2% figure in 2011. Both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and The King’s Speech were hugely popular, and although neither of them outshone Skyfall in the Box Office, their combined total certainly pushed the bracket for British cinema on an international scale.

Sam Mendes"Oooh... 2% drop? Ouch" - Mendes (didn't say)

Amanda Nevill - the BFI's chief executive - said UK films had "captivated" audiences in 2012 and that Skyfall had "spearheaded another strong year for UK film internationally". $34.7bn in revenue in 2012 for the global box office represents a record high - the UK contributed $5.3bn to that figure. "Our yearbook shows film's continued importance to the UK economy overall, with a record turnover of £7.7bn and trade surplus of £1bn in 2011."