The UK cinema sector remains positive despite latest figures showing that UK box office last year was slightly down on 2012.

Figures released by industry analysts Rentrak today showed that UK box office in 2013 totalled £1,082,100,621 down 1.6 per cent on the previous year. UK for admissions for the year also showed a fall at 165,539,576, down 4 per cent.

Commenting on the figures, CEA Chief Executive Phil Clapp said:

“It’s clear that 2013 presented tough trading conditions for the sector and  the record-breaking exploits of Skyfall at the tail-end of that year meant that 2012 was always going to be a tough act to follow. However December showed a definite upturn – up 9 per cent on the same month last year – and with a particularly strong array of films lining up for the upcoming BAFTAs there is every hope that the sector will continue to perform well in 2014.”