June saw admissions almost 30 per cent up on the same month in 2014, confirming that 2015 is on track to be a great year for UK cinema-going.
Boosted by the exceptional performance of Jurassic World, which – with box office of over £60 million – is already in the top ten highest-ever grossing films in the UK, June only added to a succession of strong performances by movies on the big screen which saw the UK admissions reach over 83.1 million at the half-way point of the year, 10 per cent up on 2014.
Welcoming this latest news, UKCA Chief Executive Phil Clapp said:
“The buzz around the industry at the moment is extraordinary, with expectations for the second half of the year if anything higher than the first.
Every week now seems to see another big film released. We are already seeing great results for Inside Out and the next few weeks will see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Fantastic Four and Man from UNCLE. That pattern continues over the coming months, culminating with Spectre and then Star Wars: the Force Awakens towards the end of the year.
It’s an exceptional time for the UK industry.”