British Box Office Booming

2007 figures up on 2006

The UK Film Council today released UK cinema figures for 2007 and, well, reports of the demise of cinema have been greatly exaggerated. The box office total for the year was £904 million, that's 8% up on 2006.

The banner box office year was helped by the likes of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which made an astonishing £49 million to become the year's biggest, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, which took in £40 million. Brit films also did spectacularly, with Mr Bean's Holiday taking £22 million* and Hot Fuzz taking £20 million.

With people consistently saying that going to the cinema is dying as a pasttime as home cinema gets better and better, it's nice to know that they can be proved wrong. Well done Britain.

The correct response to that statement is 'What the f@k?!'