U.K. Cinema Admissions Hold Up in 2019 Despite Streaming Boom

Published on Jan 16, 2020

U.K. cinema admissions exceeded 176 million last year, worth over $1.63 billion (£1.25 billion) at the box office, according to industry body Cinema First.

The 2019 admissions figure is just short of 2018’s 177 million, when U.K. cinema-going reached its highest level in 50 years.

The figures suggest that cinema-going is holding up in the market, despite the popularity of streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon.

Cinema First said it is the third consecutive year that the U.K. box office has exceeded $1.63 billion (£1.25 billion). Since 2010, the U.K. box office has grown by 27% over the decade.

Box office takings were led by “Avengers: Endgame,” “The Lion King,” “Toy Story 4,” “Joker” and “Jumanji: The Next Level,” in addition to British films including “Downton Abbey,” “Rocketman,” “Last Christmas,” “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” and “Yesterday.”

Cinema First also cited break-out successes such as “Judy,” “Knives Out,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Tim Dams