The cinema box office in the UK and Ireland had a record-breaking year in 2017, with its highest grossing year to date.
According to figures released by the box-office tracker comScore, £1.38bn was spent on cinema tickets, 6.1% up on the previous year. It was not expected to beat 2016, which was a 53-week year (the year includes all Friday-to-Thursday play weeks where the Friday falls into that calendar year).
The record has now been broken in each of the last three years after a small drop of 2.7% in 2014, proving that audiences are still enjoying cinema visits despite the popularity of steaming sites such as Netflix. Read More via TheGuardian.