Magazine article Screen International

UK on Course for Record Box Office in 2012

Magazine article Screen International

UK on Course for Record Box Office in 2012

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UK cinema box office receipts crossed the £1bn threshold this week and are running 1% ahead of the same point in 2011.

Despite the presence of big sporting events this summer, the UK box office is on course to set a new record in 2012 according to the Film Distributors' Association (FDA).

UK cinema box office receipts crossed the £1bn threshold this week and are currently running 1% ahead of the same point in 2011, with the likes of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Jack Reacher to come as well as the continued success of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 and Skyfall.

The year's biggest hit has been Skyfall with over £83m to date and it contributed to the year's best week (w/c Oct 26) thanks to its mighty £37.2m opening week. The week of the Diamond Jubilee double bank holiday (w/c June 1) is currently the second best week of 2012. …

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