Latest figures confirm that UK cinema-going enjoyed continued success in June, with admissions numbers up over a third on the same month in 2018.

Building on an exceptional May – where cinema-going was at its highest for that month in 50 years – the sector has now caught up after a slow start to the year and looks all set to power ahead across the rest of 2019.

June saw 13,920,453 admissions the highest number for June admissions since 2004, that figure being primarily driven by the success of Rocketman, Aladdin and Toy Story 4.

Total admissions for 2018 – their highest level since 1970 – still represent an exceptionally high hurdle to beat. But with an exceptionally strong slate of films across the rest of 2019 – starting with The Lion King, released nationwide today, but also including Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Fast and the Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, IT Chapter 2, Terminator: Dark Fate, Frozen 2, Jumanji 2, Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker and Cats – there is every hope that by year-end 2019 could match or even surpass that incredible feat.