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18 January 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: The UK Film Council

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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?!'

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I would have thought
That Pirates 3 and Shrek 3 would have made more money than they did - they did better the last time round, but I didn't see either as they looked a bit rubbish. I'm a massive fan of Potter so it's great to see that it was the highest earning film of 2007, especially as it's the fifth in the series. I cannot undersand who on earth went to see Mr Bean in order to make so much money, has the nation been lobotomised? Anyway, in case you were wondering what teh top earners ar the UK box office of 20 More

Posted by missphoenix at 09:06 on 21 January 2008 | Report This Post

Im not surprised its booming, costs us £25 to go out to the pictures now. Disgraceful! Is what I say, no wonder more people rent from online stores then ever before More

Posted by Aviteweslag at 23:59 on 18 January 2008 | Report This Post

And lets not forget The Golden Compass. I know how Empire hates it, but last time i checked on Box Office Mojo its made a healthy £25 Million in the UK so far. I believe Bourne did pretty well in the UK as well, and Shrek as ever. More

Posted by holsy at 20:31 on 18 January 2008 | Report This Post

Just to say one thing - I went and saw 47 films paying £4 each for my ticket, so I made a samll portion of that money. lol. Anyway, congrats, going to the cinema is an experience of a lifetime, it's much better than watching movies at home, you get something more real going to the cinema and get a sense of great feeling when you leave but you don't when you watch it at home More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 17:45 on 18 January 2008 | Report This Post

Never Die!
Going to the cinema will never die. Its the best way to experience a film, but everyone knows that anyway! More

Posted by fraser1978 at 17:41 on 18 January 2008 | Report This Post

Bean made more money than Hot Fuzz? Butter my arse! More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 17:19 on 18 January 2008 | Report This Post

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