British box office booming

posted by Michael Zoldessy on October 1, 2007 at 7:55 am

With the help of a whole lotta sequels, the U.K. has had a record summer.

Blighty’s wettest summer on record and a flood of popular film sequels combined to deliver the highest level of admissions for the June-August frame in 40 years.

According to the U.K.’s Film Distributors Assn., there were 50.8 million visits to theaters — up 26% on the previous summer, which was hurt by the soccer World Cup.

The admissions figures released today by the FDA follows a Sept. 7 announcement from Nielsen EDI that this past summer’s grosses were the biggest ever in the U.K.

You can read more in Variety.

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