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25 years of independent production and the film ratings received Based on Daily Variety’s running tabulation of ratings issued by the Classification and Rating Administration of the Motion Picture Association of America. Ratings

12 Mos. PG- NC-

ended May 31 G PG 13 R 17 X Total

1969**… 12 7 7 4 30

1970… 25 42 54 12 133

1971… 33 68 96 44 241

1972… 32 89 100 23 244

1973… 29 92 167 6 294

1974… 47 93 192 25 357

1975… 30 93 157 12 292

1976… 39 83 163 27 312

1977… 35 78 141 45 299

1978… 32 71 106 16 225

1979… 10 59 98 22 189

1980… 12 61 104 28 205

1981… 4 52 78 37 171

1982… 2 53 127 10 192

1983… 10 38 108 (–2) 154

1984… 3 32 109 0 144

1985… 8 28 13 120 1 170

1986… 7 32 26 129 (–1) 193

1987… 5 42 43 187 0 277

1988… 9 77 42 266 (–1) 393

1989… 1 47 50 265 0 363

1990… 8 43 44 293 1 389

1991… 4 43 74 262 30 (–4) 409

1992… 6 37 50 278 7 0 378

1993… 4 37 41 262 8 0 352

*Excludes production for major companies by affiliated indie units, also films acquired for realease by majors via negative pickup and other deals made in various stages of production.

Includes, however, many films later acquired for release by MPAA members and other prominent companies.

**Data only for seven months, since rating system began Nov. 1, 1968.

Source: MPAA data, updated and arranged by Daily Variety.

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