A wide range of strongly-performing titles saw August 2018 reach the highest ever box office for that month at UK cinemas.
With no fewer than seven titles generating more than £10 million during the month, revenues reached £148.2 million, a full 10 per cent higher than the previous record (August 2014).
Top of the pile was Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, which generated £27.3 million during the month (and at £62.4 million is now the second most successful film of the year).
This strong performance continues a period of exceptional buoyancy at the UK cinemas, which will see this year’s Summer amongst the most successful ever, second only to 2010.
Commenting on these latest figures, UK Cinema Association CEO Phil Clapp said:
“We are enjoying a period of extraordinary success for UK cinemas, driven by a varied slate of high quality films but also by continuing levels of investment by UK cinema operators in all aspects of the big screen experience. With so much more to come over the coming months – from A Star is Born to Bohemian Rhapsody to Mary Poppins Returns – we can look forward to another hugely successful year for UK cinemas.”