Box office figures just released by Comscore Movies confirm that 2022 saw UK cinemas achieve a further strong recovery, posting almost a 62 per cent increase on comparable figures for 2021.

Total UK box office for the year was £901,966,121, a figure driven by the success of titles such as Top Gun: Maverick; Avatar: The Way of Water; Minions: The Rise of Gru; Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness; and The Batman.

Welcoming these latest numbers, UK Cinema Association CEO Phil Clapp said:

“While there remain challenges ahead, 2022 represented for our members a significant further step on the road to recovery after the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic. The response of audiences to a broad range of titles, the support of distribution colleagues and the strong slate already in prospect for 2023 and beyond mean that we can all look to the future with renewed confidence.”

[Update 23 January – admissions figures released by the Cinema Advertising Association confirm UK admissions for the year as 117,285,781 – a 58.4 per cent increase on 2021.]